[robotics-worldwide] PhD Fellowships on Robotics and Neuroscience at IIT

Giulio Sandini giulio.sandini at iit.it
Mon Aug 20 07:17:27 PDT 2007

The University of Genova, in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Technology IIT, is offering 50 research positions for PhD students in the multidisciplinary Doctoral School on

Robotics, Neurosciences and Nanotechnologies

The Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) is a research institution in Italy that is currently in an advanced start-up phase. The fellowships assigned by IIT to the University of Genova are part of the start-up strategy of the Institute and have the specific goal of forming the first generation of IIT’s research fellows.

Following the start of the Research Labs in the IIT’s Headquarters in Genova Morego and the appointment of the first scientists, this year’s research topics are proposed by the Research Directors and their senior collaborators.  The candidates are asked to prepare a research project of their choice with explicit reference to the Theme proposed. The soundness of the project will be part of the evaluation process and will be considered preferential for the choice of the individual scientific theme that will be made jointly by the tutor and the candidate. 

This year’s students will have the opportunity to contribute to the start-up of the IIT headquarters laboratories in Morego (near Genoa – Italy) while attending the school’s educational and research activities. The description of the specific topics of research offered can be found in Annex-A of the application’s documents that can be retrieved from one of the web-pages indicated below.

The successful candidates should have a background in Robotics, Bioengineering, Computational Neurosciences, Computer Sciences, Physics, Biology, or a related field.

The fellowships have duration of minimum three years. Salary is, according to the Italian public service regulation, approximately € 12,500 per year. On top of that up to € 4,000 per year will be available as a support to accommodation expenses. Travel funding to attend conferences and schools is also available.

According to the Italian public service regulations candidates should send an application letter and accompanying documents as described here: 


Applications deadline: October 1st, 2007
The School will start in January 2008, in Genova (Italy).

For More information:
Scientific: Giulio Sandini (giulio.sandini at iit.it)
Administrative: Anastasia Bruzzone and Ingrid Sica (dottorato at liralab.it)

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