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42 Four-Year PhD Scholarships

Scuola Superiore Meridionale - Universita' Degli Studi Di Napoli Federico II

The Scuola Superiore Meridionale (SSM) is a public institution of higher education established in 2019 as part of Università di Napoli Federico II. SSM admits undergraduate students by examination, and currently runs seven PhD programmes.   

The SSM invites applications from qualified candidates for 42 PhD Scholarships in its seven PhD programmes in the areas listed below: 

  • Archeology and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean. Historical research, conservation, use of heritage (6 scholarships) 
  • Cosmology, space science & space technology (6 scholarships) 
  • Global History & Governance (6 scholarships) 
  • Mathematical and physical sciences for advanced materials and technologies (6 scholarships) 
  • Modeling and engineering risk and complexity (6 scholarships) 
  • Molecular and translational medicine (6 scholarships) 
  • Texts, Traditions and Book Cultures (6 scholarships)  


Programme’s duration: 4 years 

Scholarship amount: € 19,000.00 per annum; 

50% increase of the scholarship for research abroad;   

Up to 20% of the scholarship in research funds per annum.  

Starting date: 2 November 2020. 

Admission requirements: 

Candidates must possess an MA/MS degree by October 30, 2020, and an excellent command of English.  

Required Application Materials: 

  • Online application form (and a € 50 fee payment for Italian citizens only);
  • Copy of an ID document;
  • CV (max 2 pages);
  • Master’s degree thesis (plus abstract)/description of relevant research experience;
  • Copy of publications, if present;
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • A scientific report/research proposal. 

Application deadline: June 30, 2020, 02:00 pm (CET) 

For more info on each doctoral programme, visit: 

For more details on the call, application procedure and application forms, visit: 

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Naples - Italy
Funding for: EU Students, International Students, Self-funded Students, UK Students
Funding amount: €19,000
£16,026.50 converted salary* per annum
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 12th May 2020
Closes: 30th June 2020
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