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2013 FEM PhD Scholarships for International Students, Italy

Edmund Mach Foundation (FEM) is offering PhD Scholarships for international students. total 22 PhD scholarships are offered in the fields of Agriculture, Climate Change, Computational & Systems Biology, Environment, Food and Nutrition– First Stage Researcher (R1). FEM is a research Foundation and cannot issue the PhD degree. Therefore successful candidates will have to register as PhD student with the University partner of the project or with another University. The scholarship is awarded up to three years with a salary of 20.000 Euro per year.

About Scholarship: The scholarship is funded from FEM. It includes a salary of 20.000 Euro per year (before taxes), which is provided for 3 years with the possibility to extend it for 1 more year, pending the approval of the Tutor Committee. Students will also benefit of reimbursement for traveling to the partner institution up to 10.000 € yearly. Note that the FEM does not handle requests for registration as PhD student. FEM is a research Foundation and cannot issue the PhD degree. Therefore successful candidates will have to register as PhD student with the University partner of the project or with another University. Fellow students will have 1 year from when the scholarship starts to register as PhD students. If at the end of the first year the selected candidate is not yet registered as PhD student, the scholarship will stop. 

Study: Agriculture, Climate Change, Computational & Systems Biology, Environment, Food and Nutrition– First Stage Researcher (R1)

Course Level: PhD degree

Scholarship By: Edmund Mach Foundation (FEM)

Location: Italy 

Number of awards: 22

Duration: The scholarship is provided for 3 years with the possibility to extend it for 1 more year, pending the approval of the Tutor Committee.

Value: It includes a salary of 20.000 Euro per year (before taxes), which is provided for 3 years with the possibility to extend it for 1 more year, pending the approval of the Tutor Committee. Students will also benefit of reimbursement for travelling to the partner institution up to 10.000 € yearly. 

Eligibility: The applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent from a University in a field relevant to the project topic. It is also possible to apply when the Master’s degree will be obtained after the application deadline. The fellowship can start as early in summer 2013. 

Scholarship Open for: The international students can apply

Selection Criteria: Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their curriculum and of the letters of recommendation. Candidates selected for the interview should provide a scan copy of the transcript of the academic records, i.e. the inventory of the courses taken and grades earned throughout the university studies. 

Notification: Only short-listed candidates will be informed by Mid-June 2013 and will be invited for a personal/Skype interview.

Apply: To apply, please fill in the dedicated webform. During the application process you will be asked to include the following documents:

i) Your CV;

ii) a scanned copy of your valid ID Card (EU citizens) or Passport (non EU citizens). Only applications accompanied by 2 letters of reference sent by the referees will be accepted.

Please note that once you “submit” your application, the referees you have indicated will be automatically informed by email that you are applying to a FEM Fellowship and they will be asked to fill in the dedicated on-line referee form. Referee forms sent by the applicants will not be considered. Please inform your referees early enough to allow them to transmit the letter in time! 

Deadline: May 24, 2013

Further Information: http://cri.fmach.eu/education/IPP

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