Thursday, July 08, 2010

2 PhD Fellowships in Agrobiosciences at Scuola Sant`Anna

2 PhD Fellowships in Agrobiosciences, Scuola Sant`Anna

Scuola Superiore Sant`Anna, Italy
Call for Applications 2010-2011 - NON EU citizens
Ph.D. Programme in "Agrobiosciences
http://www.sssup.it/context.jsp?ID_LINK=400&area=46

Selection overview
The Ph.D. Programme in "Agrobiosciences" is a three-year program characterized by an interdisciplinary connotation and designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community and to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies in economics. The Ph.D. Programme in "Agrobiosciences" consists in the following curricula:


* Genomics and Crop Science (Plant Biotechnology; Plant Genetics; Plant Physiology; Plant Genomics; Crop Sciences; Advanced technologies in Horticulture; Crop production and quality).
* Agriculture, Environment and Landscape (agroecology, organic, integrated or low-input agriculture, functional biodiversity in agroecosystems, landscape agronomy, multicriteria analysis of food and non food cropping systems, agri-environmental analysis of agricultural systems, multifunctional agriculture, agriculture-territory-landscape interactions).



Admission Requirements
# possession of a Master of Science (MSc.) or Master of Arts (MA) Degree (or equivalent);
# to be under 35 years of age on October 29, 2010; older than 35 may, as an exception, be admitted by the Examination Committee;
# possession of a certificate specifying an intermediate level (or above) of English (as per art. 2 par. 3 of the Call)

Positions and grants
2 positions supported by a grant (amounting to € 14.500 per year + free meals at school`s canteen + Campus facilities);

* the School reserves the possibility of accepting a maximum 2 additional students without a grant or other forms of financial support.


Deadlines

* Candidates are requested to apply online at www.sssup.it/phdapplicationonline by October 29, 2010, 12.00 am GMT. In case of problems with the online application, please contact the PhD Administration Office (tel. +39.050 883.220/3836, e-mail: infophd@sssup.it).
* The hardcopy of the application (signed by the candidate), together with the enclosures requested, must reach (regardless the forwarding date) by November 10, 2010:

Scuola Superiore Sant`Anna
Divisione Formazione Universitaria e alla Ricerca
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33
56127 PISA, Italy
Application PhD in Agrobiosciences must be written on the envelope.

Application and attachments

Candidates should attach to their applications:

* a copy of their passport;
* two copies of their Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum; Please, use the EU model;
* one photocopy of candidate`s university Master Degree or equivalent. University degree and study certificates must be translated into Italian (except those written in English, French, German, or Spanish)
* one copy their MSc thesis (or two copies of the abstract) and a copy of any other document or publication that they deem suitable;
* 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;
* the certificates of knowledge of the English language (see Admission Requirements);
* two copies of a 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;
* at least two Reference Letters written by Faculty Members who have supervised the applicant`s work during his/her university studies;
* a numbered list of 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 20, 2011
Information: e-mail: infophd@sssup.it
Website : http://www.sssup.it/context.jsp?ID_LINK=400&area=46

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