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Monday, June 27, 2011

Italy: PhD Fellowship in Agrobiodiversity

Overview

The PhD Programme in Agrobiodiversity is aimed at the enhancement of human resource capacities in the use and management of genetic variation in agricultural and natural systems, in order to improve the sustainability of agricultural systems and the conservation of genetic resources for the well-being of present and future generations.

The Programme is structured in the following curricula:

Curriculum A - Plant genetic resources: teaching and research activities take place in ENEA Research Center at “La Casaccia”, a few kilometres from Rome;
Curriculum B - Functional biodiversity in agroecosystems : teaching and research activities take place in Pisa, at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies.

Admission Requirements

- possession of a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree or equivalent title in Experimental Sciences, at an Italian or foreign university and ssession of a Degree awarded after, at least, a four-year course in Experimental Sciences;
- to be younger than 35 years (date of birth after 10 October 1976), older than 35 may be exceptionally admitted by the Admission Committee.


Positions and grants6 positions with 6 fellowships (the net amount is € 12.500, all inclusive):the first 4 (four) eligible candidates of Curriculum A and the first 2 (two) eligible candidates of Curriculum B will be awarded a scholarship. The School may also admit eligible candidates up to a maximum number of 6 positions.


Deadlines

- applications must be submitted on line by October 10, 2011, 12 pm GMT ;
- a hardcopy of the application (signed by the candidate), together with the enclosures requested, must reach by October 19, 2011:

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Servizi di Supporto alla Formazione
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33
56127 PISA, Italy

The envelope must show the indication
“Application International Doctoral Programme in Agrobiodiversity”

Application and attachments

Enclosures to the hard copy of the applications:

  1. the copy of a valid identity document. Non Schengen area citizens will have to provide a photocopy of their passport

  2. copy of their curriculum vitae et studiorum

  3. photocopy of the candidate's university degree or equivalent. University degree and study certificates (except those written in English, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish) must be translated into Italian and legalized by an Italian Embassy or Consulate;

  4. the results of the English language proficiency test (TOEFL or IELTS or CPE) or other documents certifying the knowledge of the English language;

  5. copy of the proposed doctoral research project, including:
    Title;
    Rationale;
    State of art with relevant literature (max 1 page);
    General and specific research objectives (max 2 pages);
    Materials and methods (max 2 pages);
    Expected results (max 1 page);
    Time schedule of activities;

  1. The indication of candidate’s major skills (choose maximum three fields, using numbers (1, 2, 3) to indicate the primary, secondary and tertiary fields) among the following:
    Agroecolgy
    Agronomy/cropping systems
    Biotechnology
    Breeding
    Crop/Plant Ecology
    Crop/Plant Physiology
    Entomology
    Genetics
    Genomics and/or Proteomics
    Plant Molecular Biology
    Plant Pathology
    Weed Science
    Other (specify)

  1. at least two letters of presentation from former supervisors;

  2. one passport-size photograph with the name printed on the back;

  3. any document and/or publication that the candidate deems worthy of consideration, including any association with research institutions;

  4. a numbered list of the documents attached.

Selection of applicants
Assessment of the titles: the submitted documents and publications, including the CV, and the Research Project.

Beginning of the PhD Programme
The PhD Programme will start on January 19, 2012


Information:
agrobiodiversity@sssup.it
tel. +39 050 88.33.36, +39 050 88.33.83


Attached documents:
Call for applications 2011/12 (file pdf, 224 Kb)



http://www.sssup.it/


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