Research Studentships

Applications are invited for 6 PhD fulltime research studentships within the Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education at the University of Trento (Italy) for a period of three years as follows:

-          5 studentships financed by the University of Trento for which the topics of study have not been predetermined, but selection of applicants will be subject to the availability of appropriate supervision. Therefore applicants are advised to contact potential supervisors in the Department or the Head of the PhD School before submitting an application. Information on staff research activities may be obtained from the departmental website:

-          1 studentship financed by the Fondazione Bruno Kessler on the research topic "Informed consumer choice". In this case the candidate will be evaluated for the specific competence in this topic. Informal inquiries to

All the studentships provide a payment of an annual stipend of 13,638.47 euros plus tuition fees.


Applicants should have a good University degree (e.g., BA, MSc), and preferably postgraduate experience or qualifications relevant to research. Applicants are expected to submit a research proposal (no longer than 4,400 words) with the application form. Interviews will be held in September for applicants who are short-listed.

How to apply:

The application, together with all the attachments required, must be submitted online at the University of Trento using the following link

The application must be definitely and positively closed by the 30th August 2012 at 04.00 p.m. Italian time.