Monday, June 27, 2011

Ph.D. Fellowship in “Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability


The Ph.D. Programme in “Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability” is a three-year residential programme characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to the subject and by the emphasis placed on current problems defining the protection and promotion of human rights.); it consists in the following curricula (Research Areas):

- Identity, rights and conflicts in the political theory;
- Conflict and political systems in international relations;
- International and European political economy;
- Institutions and mechanisms for protecting Human rights: outlines of International Law;
- Rights and social capital in the regional development policies;
- Agrarian Law, Environmental Law and Sustainable Development of the land.

Admission Requirements:

- Applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree or equivalent title; Current undergraduate students, who will obtain M.Sc. degree before December 22, 2011, may also apply.
- Applicants should not be older than 35 years on October 25, 2011; older than 35 may be exceptionally admitted by the Examination Committee.

Positions and grants

- 4 positions with 4 fellowships (amounting to € 14.500 per year + free meals at school's canteen + Campus facilities);
- The School reserves the possibility of accepting up to a maximum of 2 further students without grant or other forms of financial support.

- Candidates are requested to apply online by October 25, 2011 by 12.00 pm GMT. In case of problems with the online application, please contact the PhD Administration Office (tel. +39.050. 883.383/336, e-mail:
- An hardcopy of the application (signed by the candidate), together with the enclosures requested, must reach by October 27, 2011:

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

Application PhD in Politics, Human rights and Sustainability” must be written on the envelope.

Application and attachments
Enclosures to the hard copy of the applications:
a) the copy of a valid identity document;
b) two copies of the Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum. Please, use the EU model;
c) any certificate related to this Call (knowledge of foreign languages included) that they deem suitable;
d) a detailed list of academic courses taken. This list should contain information regarding credits, units (or equivalent) received, the grades received for each class taken, and the date when the final (or semester) examination was taken;
d) a copy of their degree thesis or a copy of any other original piece of scientific research the applicant has produced;
e) two copies of a detailed Research Project, of no more than 3,000 words, which will describe the research activities that applicants would like to perform during the PhD course. The Research Project will include:
- a title;
- the scientific premises and the relevant bibliography;
- the aim and expectations of the research;
- the experimental methods and data analysis methods which will be used, where required;
f) at least two Reference Letters written by Faculty Members who have supervised the applicant's work during his/her university studies;
g) a numbered list of documents attached

Selection of applicants
- Assessment of the Titles: assessment of all the submitted documents and publications e submitted documents and publications, including the CV, and the Research Project.
- Interview: dealing with documents and publications, the proposed Research Project and a test for assessing the level of knowledge of English language.

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


Attached documents:
Call for applications 2011-2012 (file pdf, 82 Kb)

Please quote on your application when applying for this scholarship

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