(Calls related to the XXXVII series, i.e., doctoral activities starting on October 2021)


GENERAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS open to all nationalities
DEADLINE May 12, 2021, at 13:00 CEST

20 positions available with grant and 3 higher-level apprenticeship contracts
Application platform:

Reference documents

- Description of the positions available, selection schedule and specific application instructions for the BMCS doctoral program ( in English)/(in Italian)

- General call with information for all doctoral courses, including eligibility criteria and application procedure (in English)/(in Italian)
- Guidelines for the use of the application platform (in English) (in Italian)


- Project description: Please prepare the project description making sure that it is 2000 words long and that it contains the following sections: Research project title, background of your work based on an updated state of the art in the domain of your research project, project overall goal, expected advances to the discipline, expected impact or outcomes, research plan (main phases of the planned work, expected duration, dependence relation between phases), interdisciplinary aspects of the project, references

- Please prepare your CV possibly according to this template (Europass). In any case, follow a chronological order within each section of your curriculum, starting from the most recent item backward. For instance, within the section 'Education' start with the most recent academic degree you have obtained.


12 May 2021 13:00 CEST: application deadline 

14 May 2021 13:00 CEST: deadline for referees to insert their recommendation

01 June 2021 12:00 CEST: preselection outcome anonymized; preselection outcome password protected (the password is the one you received when submitting the application) and interview schedule of successful candidates, published on the present page

03 June 2021 10:00 CEST: interviews
 (interview outcome, password-protected; the password is the one you received when submitting the application)
02 July 2021: candidates' ranking ('Graduatorie Dottorati di ricerca XXXVII ciclo - a.a. 2021/22') and information about the enrolment procedure are published here; the selected names are highlighted in green
29 July 2021: enrolment deadline for successful candidates

25 August 2021: publication of list of replacement candidates here
30 August 2021: enrolment deadline for replacement candidates

6 September 2021: publication of any remaining vacant place here
9 September 2021: application deadline for vacant places

30 September 2021: enrolment deadline for any remaining vacant place 

01 October 2021: start of doctoral program


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS to obtain China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarships 
DEADLINE 14 JANUARY 2020 (Expired)

Application instructions were available here