SISSA PhD Fellowships in Mathematics, Neurosceince and Physics in Italy, 2013

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The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy, welcomes applications from young candidates soon after completion of their undergraduate studies with a strong interest in research (Mathematics, Neurosceince, Physics) even if without previous specific experience. To be admitted to the School, candidates must be in possession of Italian laurea or laurea specialistica/magistrale in a scientific subject or university degree obtained abroad and considered equivalent to the aforementioned Italian degrees by the governing bodies of the School (i.e. M.Sc.). International students (non-EU citizens) can be admitted through a selection based on academic and scientific qualifications only.

Study Subject(s): The fellowship is offered in thirteen courses covering the three main research areas of Physics, Mathematics and Neurosciences.
Course Level: This fellowship is available for pursuing doctoral degree.
Scholarship Provider: International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Scholarship can be taken at: Italy

Eligibility: International students (non-EU citizens) can be admitted through a selection based on academic and scientific qualifications only.
-TOEFL, GRE, IELTS or other English proficiency certificates is not mandatory but it will be very welcome. This will help the selecting committee evaluate your knowledge of the English language.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students (non-EU citizens) can be admitted through a selection based on academic and scientific qualifications only.

Scholarship Description: International School for Advanced StudiesThe International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy, welcomes applications from young candidates soon after completion of their undergraduate studies with a strong interest in research (Mathematics, Neurosceince, Physics) even if without previous specific experience. SISSA physicists are engaged to bring new insights into the exploration of fundamental problems involving physics at all length scales and to provide excellent educational opportunities to the many talented students who enroll in SISSA’s PhD programs. A variety of research groups are active in Neuroscience, spanning Cognitive Neuroscience, aimed at understanding how the brain produces behavior, and Neurobiology, investigating the molecular, cellular and integrative mechanisms at work in the nervous system. The researchers of the Mathematics Area work in geometry (algebraic, differential and noncommutative geometry, also with applications to quantum field and string theory), in mathematical analysis (calculus of variations, control theory, partial and ordinary differential equations), in mathematical modelling (mechanics of solid and fluids, complex and biological systems, multiscale analysis), in mathematical physics (classical and quantum integrable systems and their applications), and in numerical analysis and scientific computing (applied to partial differential equations and to control problems).The Mathematics Area is involved in the activities of two laboratories.

Number of awards: Not known

Duration of awards: Fellowships are offered for 3 years.

What does it cover? -Admitted candidates will be awarded a fellowship of the amount of € 15.010,32 gross (9,24% tax) for 3 years.
-Admission to the second year is subject to a Qualifying Examination at the end of the first year. The fellowship may be extended for a fourth year subject to approval by the School authorities and to availability of funds.
-A contribution towards living expenses of the amount of €100,00 gross per month will be awarded (at the end of the academic year) to those who will subscribe a registered rent contract.
-A contribution towards the expenses to be enrolled in the health insurance system up to € 198,77 will be granted to non-EU students only.
-A contribution (70% of the amount of the fellowship) may be awarded to students who should be forced to suspend their activity due to illness, maternity or other serious reasons up to 5 months.
-The School may offer, to a small number of candidates not directly admitted to the PhD courses, a post-graduate fellowship of 3.5 months (€ 1.000,00 net per month plus contribution towards living expenses of € 300,00 gross per month and travel allowance of € 1.000,00 maximum) in order to spend a period of internship at SISSA and participate in the Ph.D. entrance exams that will take place in Summer/Autumn.

How to apply: Applications are to be submitted online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact employer

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