PhD Fellowships in Information and Communication Technology at Scuola Sant`Anna

8 PhD fellowships in ICT at Scuola Sant`Anna, Italy

Scuola superiore Sant`Anna
Call for application A.Y. 2010-11 – Non EU citizens


Selection overview
The Ph.D. in Innovative Technologies of Information & Communication Engineering and Robotics is a three-year residential program with highly interdisciplinary connotation, where students can specialize in one of the following curricula:
– Embedded Systems, with emphasis on real-time systems and resource management.
– Telecommunications, especially referring to networks and photonic technologies.
– Biorobotics, including micro-engineering, biomedical engineering, biomimetic robotics, rehabilitation technologies and computer assisted surgery.
– Perceptual Robotics, with emphasis on telerobotics, cognitive robotics and virtual environments.

Admission Requirements
Applicants, with no restriction on nationality, must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) or equivalent title. Applicants should not be older than 35 years on May 27, 2010; older than 35 may be exceptionally admitted by the Examination Committee. the candidates whose native language is not English should hold an internationally acknowledged certificate specifying their intermediate-level of English knowledge.

Positions and grants:
8 positions with 8 fellowships (amounting to € 14.500 per year + free meals at school`s canteen + Campus facilities):
– 1 positions for curriculum Embedded Systems
– 3 positions for curriculum Telecommunications
– 3 positions for Biorobotics
– 1 position for Perceptual Robotics

The School reserves the possibility of accepting up to a maximum of 8 further students without grant or other forms of financial support. 2 positions announced in this Call are dedicated to candidates with Research Projects in the field of Micro-Biorobotics, since the scholarships assigned are supported within the Agreement that Scuola Sant`Anna subscribed with Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) of Genova with the aim of promoting fundamental and applied research and creating a Research Center in Micro-BioRobotics at Scuola Sant`Anna.

Candidates are requested to apply online at by May 27, 2010, 12.00 pm GMT. In case of problems with the online application, please contact the PhD Admin. Office (tel. +39 050 88.33.36/83, e-mail:

An hardcopy of the application (signed by the candidate), together with the enclosures requested, must reach by June 3, 2010, regardless of forwarding date:
Scuola Superiore Sant`Anna
Divisione Formazione Universitaria e alla Ricerca
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33
56127 PISA, Italy
`Application PhD in Innovative Technologies` must be written on the envelope.

Application and attachments
– Enclosures to the hard copy of the applications:

a.the copy of their passport;
b.two copies of their complete Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum covering scientific training, professional experiences, publications and all other information that might help in the evaluation of the candidate; please use the UE model;
c.photocopy of Candidate`s University Master Degree (to be translated in Italian or in English except those written in French, German, Spanish);
d.the detailed list of academic courses taken. This list should contain information regarding credits, units (or equivalent) received, the grades received for each class taken, and the date when the final (or semester) examination was taken; a copy of their degree thesis (or two abstracts in English) and a copy of any other publication that they deem suitable;
f.the certificates of knowledge of the English language;
g.two copies of a Research Project, of no more than 3.000 words which describes the research activities that applicants would like to perform during the PhD course. The Research Project will include:
– a title;
– the scientific premises and the relevant bibliography;
– the aim and expectations of the research;
– the experimental methods and data analysis methods which will be used, where required;suitable; least two recommendation letters written by Faculty Members or other academics who have assessed and/or supervised the applicant`s work during his/her university studies, offering a comparative evaluation of the learning achievements, research potential, maturity, and professional inclinations of the candidate;
i.a numbered list of the documents attached.

Selection of applicants
Assessment of the Titles: assessment of all the submitted documents and publications, including the CV, and the Research Project.

Beginning of the PhD Programme
The PhD Programme will start on November 3, 2010

tel. +39 050 88.33.36, +39 050 88.33.83

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