The University of Padua (Italy) has published the global call for applications “UNIPhD – Eight century legacy of multidisciplinary research and training for the next-generation talents”.

This PhD programme targets the most promising Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) coming to the University of Padua from all over the world to pursue a brand new international, intersectoral, interdisciplinary and innovative training through research experience.

UNIPhD involves 25 PhD-Courses covering all research domains. 50 full time fellowships are on offer. Each fellowship is associated to a research topic, that is a framework within which every applicant has to propose an original research project in collaboration with a Supervisor at the University of Padua.
Selected ESRs benefit from very attractive employment conditions and will be recruited through a 3-year contract starting 1 October 2022.

At the date of the call deadline, applicants must be eligible for PhD studies in Italy and meet the following criteria:

  • Mobility: Candidates should not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years before the call deadline.
  • Qualification: Applicants should hold a Masters degree or another academic qualification recognized as equivalent to a second cycle degree, obtained by and no later than 30 September 2022.
  • Early Stage: Applicants should not have already been awarded a doctoral degree and must be in their first 4 years (or full-time equivalent) of research experience.

For further information go to the call website: (in English).

Online applications must be submitted by 8 March 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

Any further clarification requests can be addressed to the University of Padua: