Sunday, 29 March 2015

Fully Funded PhD Programs 2015/16 in Italy

Deadline: 29 June 2015
Open to: candidates without regard to nationality, age, gender or religion.
Scholarship: €13,638.47 per year, accommodation, health insurance, meals
IMT (Institutions, Markets, Technologies) Institute for Advanced Studies is located in Lucca, Italy. IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca is a public graduate school and research institute that focuses on the analysis of economic, societal, technological and cultural systems.
Applications are now being accepted for PhD students in Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage (AMCH) for the 2015/16 PhD program at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca. 
Highly motivated candidates are invited to apply for one of the 35 fully-funded scholarships of the three-year doctoral program, which is articulated in curricula. The 3 curricula currently offered are field-specific, although in many instances they share a common scientific background.
The AMCH curriculum proposes courses in Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Institutions, European and International Legislation on Cultural Heritage and Landscape, Art History, Museology, Technologies applied to the valorization of Cultural Heritage. Both research oriented and practice oriented courses constitute the program, which aims at educating qualified professionals operating in the concrete field of cultural management and academics.  
Who can apply?
Admission to IMT's PhD program is competitive on an international level, with evaluation mainly focusing on past academic performance (grades) and scientific relevance to the selected curricula. First and foremost, however, certain basic formal requirements must be met before candidates are eligible to apply. Namely, applicants must have completed and obtained a degree equivalent to at least 4 years of university studies. (Students in their final year of undergraduate study may be admitted on the condition that their bachelor's degree is awarded before they enroll at IMT.)
Applications are open to candidates without regard to nationality, age, gender or religion. Proficiency in English is compulsory as research and teaching are conducted in English. No knowledge of Italian is requested.
PhD students at IMT enjoy the following benefits and services:
All students admitted to the PhD program are not required to pay tuition fees. A number of grants are available to support the participation to the program (see exact number in the current call. Additional grants may become available after the launch of the call). Grants are assigned to admitted students according to the final ranking determined by the evaluation process. The grant is €13,638.47 per year (≅ €12,378.30 net/year), and can be increased by 50% during the periods spent abroad for study and research (from 2 to 9 months).
All students who are granted a scholarship have free accommodation in shared double rooms on campus residential facilities (with the exception of students whose permanent residence is within 30km of IMT)
All PhD students at IMT are offered free meals (lunch and dinner) at the school canteen located on campus. Lunch and dinner are served each day, Monday through Sunday, for the entire academic year. Vegetarian menus or take-away meals are available on request through the online canteen reservation system.
Advanced training and research at IMT are fully integrated thanks to the high quality of its services and underlying scientific infrastructure. All IMT structures are located in the historical center of Lucca and make up an integrated campus for advanced studies and research. See Campus for more information.
Welcome Services
IMT assists students with arrival and administrative procedures (Visa, Stay Permit, Health insurance, Tax & Other). More information is available in the Visa, Stay Permit, Health, Tax & Other Useful Information and in Campus.
Other Services
All PhD students have access to library facilities and can benefit from the services of the IT support staff for all technical requests related to study and research.
Further details can be found in PhD program regulations.
Applications for the PhD Program can only be submitted electronically. Applicants must fill out the  online application form (registration required), providing personal data and attaching the required documents. Basic instructions for the submission procedure will be provided after registration. Applications cannot be submitted after the deadline.
Each applicant must select the desired curriculum for which they wish to apply. Candidates can also apply to more than one curriculum; in this case, without changing the basic personal information, the "education" section can be varied in accordance with each curriculum.
Data included in the application form can be modified and updated until the final submission. No further modifications are generally possible after the final submission. In exceptional circumstances, the candidate should contact the PhD office.
Due to high traffic near the call closure, applicants are encouraged to submit their application well in advance of the deadline to avoid last-minute congestion in the online application procedure!
See complete details on the application procedure in the   Application guidelines
The deadline for applications is June 29th 2015, 6 pm Italian time. 
PhD Office
Piazza S. Francesco, 19 - 55100 Lucca (Main Building)
Tuscany - Italy
Tel +39 0583 4326561
Fax +39 0583 4326565
For more information please visit the official webpage.

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