Thursday, September 23, 2010

FEM Fellowships starting on Spring 2011

FEM Fellowships starting on Spring 2011

FEM - Research and Innovation Centre welcomes applications for 3-years research fellowships to support brilliant and highly motivated students to get the PhD title in the fields covered by the Centre.

We welcome applications from students of all countries. The official language of the programme is English. Applications can be sent from 13 September 2010.

General information

Eleven (11) scholarships are available for PhD research in the fields covered by the strategic research areas of our Centre: Environment and Natural Resources Area , Food Quality and Nutrition Area, Genomics and Crop Biology Area. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their curriculum and of the letters of reference. Letters sent by the applicants will not be considered (see below the form for the reference letter).

The grant is for three years and the expected start is February 2011 (Spring 2011 at the latest). The gross salary is 20.000 Euros per year. Students will also benefit of funding for travelling to our projects’ partner institutions as the projects include a minimum period of 6-months-stay at the institution co-responsible for the single PhD project.

There is a general empowerment of the student choice when applying to our PhD research projects. Candidates can postulate for one to three specific projects (see list).

Selected candidates are awarded a 3-years fellowship. The scholarship can be additionally extended for up to 1 year, pending the approval of the FEM PhD Fellowships Committee.

Please note that the CRI issues a specific certificate of attendance, but candidates are asked to register at the doctoral school of the University partner of the project or of another University, in order to get the conferral of the PhD degree. The selected candidate has 1 year time from the start of the contract to register at the University doctoral school. If the candidate fails to register within the first year, the scholarship will be interrupted.

Admissions requirements

Candidates should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in fields relevant to the research projects (e.g. biology, chemistry, ecology, mathematics, environmental science…).


CRI PhD Office receives applications from September 13 to October 18, 2010.

Application deadline 18 October 2010.


To apply, send by e-mail the application form and your cv (1 page) in pdf format only and a scanned copy of your passport.

Ask your referees to send directly the letters to this e-mail address:


Please find hereafter the form for the reference letter: it has to be signed and sent in pdf format to the given address.

Reference letters sent by the applicants will not be considered. Please inform your referees early enough to give them enough time to transmit the letter!

please find more detailed information at:

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