Deadline: 2015-03-31

PhD Fellowship Programme in Physics and Mathematics at The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)



The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) offer the opportunity for carrying out Ph.D. studies in the following fields:


 


Ph.D. course

Available

Fellowships

Mathematical Analysis, Modelling and Applications

Geometry and Mathematical Physics

2

Astroparticle Physics

Astrophysics

1

Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems

1

Statistical Physics

1

Theory and Numerical Simulation of the Condensed Matter

1

Theoretical Particle Physics

1

Applicants interested in participating in this selection must hold an ICTP Diploma in Condensed Matter Physics, High Energy Physics or Mathematics or be enrolled in the last year of the above programmes.

All the admitted candidates must hold the ICTP Diploma by the date of the beginning of the courses (1 October 2015 for Mathematical Analysis, Modelling and Applications; Astroparticle Physics; Geometry and Mathematical Physics; Theoretical Particle Physics. 4 November 2015 for all other courses).

Admitted candidates will have to pass a qualifying examination within the first year of study.

At the end of the three-year Ph.D. course, successful students will be awarded a SISSA Ph.D. degree and issued with a certificate stating that they participated in the Joint International ICTP/SISSA programme (JIISP Certificate).

Fellowship and other benefits

Admitted candidates will be awarded a fellowship of the amount of € 15.010,32 gross per year for the entire duration of the course (3 years extendable to a fourth, subject to availability of funds and approval by ICTP/SISSA Governing bodies).

A contribution towards living expenses of the amount of €100,00 gross per month will be awarded to those who will provide a copy of their rental contract.

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A contribution towards the expenses associated with enrolment in the health insurance system of up to € 198,77 per year.

A contribution (70% of the amount of the fellowship for up to 5 months) may be awarded to students who are forced to suspend their activity due to illness, maternity or other serious reasons.

Selection

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their academic and scientific qualifications as well as on letters of reference. Results will be announced by email immediately after the deadline.

Shortlisted candidates will be then admitted to an interview (see dates below).

A minimum mark of 7/10 (seven out of ten) must be obtained in the interview to be considered eligible in the Ph.D programmes.

Application

The enclosed application form must be filled in and sent, together with the following documents:

 

·    curriculum vitae et studiorum;

·    a certificate of examinations (with marks) taken in the ICTP Diploma Programme;

·    a final ICTP Degree (if already obtained);

·    a copy of the diploma thesis or draft (if any);

·    at least 2 letters of reference (recommendation letters);

·    any further information which the candidate may consider useful.

Ph.D. course

Application Deadline

Date of the Interview

Mathematical Analysis, Modelling and Applications

Geometry and Mathematical Physics

31 March 2015

To be defined

Astroparticle Physics

Astrophysics

31 March 2015

Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems

31 March 2015

Statistical Physics

31 March 2015

Theoretical Particle Physics

31 March 2015

Theory and Numerical Simulation of the Condensed Matter

31 March 2015

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Applications must reach SISSA by 12.00 hrs. by fax, post e-mail or delivered by hand at the following address:

SISSA – JIISP Programme
Via Bonomea 265
34136 Trieste
Italy

Fax : +39-040-3787249
Email :protocollo@sissa.it

Late arrival of the application, for whatever reason, will not be accepted.

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