FEM Fellowships in Environment, Food Quality, Crop Biology, Italy

Deadline: October 18, 2010
Open to: students of all countries
Scholarship: 11 fellowships offered, each valueing 20.000 Euros per year
Date: 3-years research fellowships

FEM – Research and Innovation Centre welcomes applications for 3-years research fellowships to support brilliant and highly motivated students to get the PhD title in the fields covered by the Centre.

We welcome applications from students of all countries. The official language of the programme is English. Applications can be sent from 13 September 2010.

General information

Eleven (11) scholarships are available for PhD research in the fields covered by the strategic research areas of our Centre: Environment and Natural Resources Area , Food Quality and Nutrition Area, Genomics and Crop Biology Area. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their curriculum and of the letter(s) of references. Referee forms sent by the applicants will not be considered.

The grant is for three years and the expected start is February 2011 (Spring 2011 at the latest). The gross salary is 20.000 Euros per year. Students will also benefit of funding for travelling to our projects’ partner institutions as the projects include a minimum period of 6-months-stay at the institution co-responsible for the single PhD project.

There is a general empowerment of the student choice when applying to our PhD research projects. Candidates can postulate for one to three specific projects (see list).

Selected candidates are awarded a 3-years fellowship. The scholarship can be additionally extended for up to 1 year, pending the approval of the FEM PhD Fellowships Committee.

Admissions requirements

Candidates should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in fields relevant to the research projects (e.g. biology, chemistry, ecology, mathematics, environmental science…).

The candidature should also be accompanied by 2 letters of references.

Deadlines

Application deadline is 18 October 2010.

To apply, send by e-mail the application form, your cv (1 page) and 2 referee forms sent by your referees at the e-mail: [email protected]

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