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IUSS PhD Scholarships in Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind in Italy, 2018

Applicants are invited to apply for IUSS PhD Scholarship sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Pavia in Italy for the academic year of 2018. The start date of the PhD Programmes is 1st October 2018. These scholarships are available for the applicants from all over the world.

These scholarships aim to assist high achieving and highly motivated home and international students.

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The PhD program aims at training qualified scholars in both theoretical reflection and experimental study. Research projects will be promoted both in traditional areas which evolve through connections with cognitive sciences (linguistics, syntax, theories of computation, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, epistemology of pure and applied sciences, ethical and social issues concerning studies on human cognition, public and applied ethics) and in new and emerging domains (neurolinguistics, neuropragmatics, social neuroscience and neuroeconomics, neuroethics).

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: June 4, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: The doctoral program aims at training scholars in the following macro-areas of research:
    (a) Theoretical syntax and neurolinguistics,
    (b) Cognitive and neurocognitive science,
    (c) Philosophy.

Scholarship Award: The annual amount of the scholarship is € 13.638,47, including National Social Security Contributions (INPS). This amount is exempt from the IRPEF tax and it is subject to the payment of National Social Security contribution (INPS “gestione separate a”), of which two-thirds are paid by the administration and one third by the Ph.D. student.

  • Nationality: Applicants of any nationality can apply for these scholarships.
  • Number of Scholarships: 3 with a scholarship.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Italy

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Applicants of any nationality can apply for these scholarships.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Candidates holding a qualification obtained in Italy

All candidates holding an academic qualification obtained at an Italian University, whether they be EU citizens or citizens of Non-European Union Countries, are required to self-certify their qualification and are eligible for the selection process subject to verification of the self-certified declarations.

Candidates holding a qualification obtained abroad (EU and non-EU Countries)

All candidates holding a qualification obtained abroad (NON-EU Countries) are required to submit a legalized copy of their original degree certificate along with a translation unless written in English/French/Spanish. Admission to the Programme for candidates holding a foreign qualification obtained in a non-EU Country is in any case conditional on verification of the qualification held, which is carried out on the basis of the “Dichiarazione di valore in loco” [ “Declaration of local value”] issued by the Italian diplomatic mission competent in that territory. Candidates holding an academic degree awarded abroad in the EU Countries are required to submit the Diploma Supplement

English Language Requirements: Applicants must meet the necessary language proficiency requirements of the host institution.

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Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: In order to enrol, admitted candidates shall submit the following documents to the Post-Graduate Office of the School:

a) Filled in and signed Enrollment form;
b) Tax Declaration form;
c) A signed copy of a valid Identity Card (ID);
d) One photo (passport size);
e) Copy of the Italian fiscal code card (if available);
f) Payment receipt of Tassa regionale diritto allo Studio;
g) Candidates who awarded their second level Degree abroad: Declaration of Local Value (Dichiarazione di valore) or proof of request issue to competent authorities or Diploma Supplement;
h) Only for candidates having been awarded the second level Degree after the deadline of the competition and by 31/10/2018: Certificate or self-declaration of second level Degree, with grade, date, and place of obtainment.

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