Call for application

NB: Call for application and results of the 1st call 2020 can be found HERE


Additional PhD scholarship on reserved topics in compliance with the <Research and innovation 2015-2017> Plan Excerpt

Additional PhD scholarship on reserved topics in compliance with the <Research and innovation 2015-2017> Plan Excerpt - " Human Capital " Axis of the Development and Cohesion Fund. Academic year 2020/2021 – Cycle XXXVI

The University of Trento has submitted an application for the assignment of 1 additional PhD scholarship as part of the Doctoral Programme in Information and Communication Technology to be financed with the funds of the <<Research and innovation 2015-2017>> Plan Excerpt - Human Capital Axis, of the Development and Cohesion Fund referred to in the Directorial Decree of July 30, 2020, no. 1233.

The additional PhD scholarship will refer to disciplinary areas consistent with the National Strategy for Internal Areas and in particular the "Areas of innovation and consolidation of the National Strategy for Internal Areas: from essential services (school, health and mobility) and from local development to the Strategies for marginalized areas ".

The scholarship assigned to the University will be awarded to the short-listed applicants in the ranking lists for admission to the Doctoral Programme in Information and Communication Technology relating to Research Areas B and C, as per the call issued with Rector’s Decree no. 339 of May 14, 2020, and  Research Area A, as per the call issued with Rector’s Decree no. 576 of  August 5, 2020.  

The deadline for submitting project proposals for universities is September 28, 2020.

As soon as the Ministry of University and Research announces the results of the evaluation of the project proposal presented, if the University is eligible for funding, a prompt notice will be given to the applicant to whom it will be possible to grant the additional scholarship.

PON funding notice


Admission requirements and topics

For admission requirements and application procedure please check the call in the "Downloads" area on the right.

Only the Italian version of the call is legally binding.

In order to be admitted in the School, applicants must be in possession of an Academic title which grants access to a third level education programme (PhD) in the country it has been issued.

Deadline: September 7, 2020, hrs. 04.00 PM (Italian time, GMT +2)

The application must be completed and submitted by the above deadline, solely by the online system:
The application which you must select is "Doctoral School in Information and Communication Technology 36th cycle - Second Call 2020"

Please note that applicants who do not have an account at the University of Trento must register in advance at:

The application shall be subject to the payment of an application fee - non-refundable - amounting to € 15 to be paid by credit card, according to the instructions given in the application.

Applicants are advised to register well in advance with respect of the deadline because the issue of the username and password (sent via email), necessary to enter UNITN’s online services, may require up to 2 working days. 

The administration strongly recommends that applicants ensure that they have received the notification email confirming the definitive completion of the application procedure.
Applicants are asked not to wait until the last days prior to the deadline before submitting their applications.

During the filling out of the online application, applicants must choose which research area and no more than two project specific grants (reserved topic scholarships) within the area they are interested to apply for.

Applicants who have submitted the application by the deadline and made the payment of the application fee may also opt for any scholarships on reserved topics (additional reserved topic scholarships) that will be made available AFTER the publication of the present call by using the additional online application that will be available only from September 8 to September 11, 2020, at 04.00 PM (Italian time, GMT +2).

During the filling out the additional online application, applicants can choose one or more additional reserved scholarship in the same research area. The total number of chosen scholarships (additional + main online application (max 2)) cannot exceed 3. All the scholarships must belong to the same Research Area selected in the main application.  

Curriculum and scholarships


1: Computer Science

2: Telecommunications

Research Area



UNITRENTO scholarships (on recovery funds)



DISI reserved topic scholarships



FBK reserved topic scholarships



Positions without scholarship






UNITRENTO: University of Trento
DISI: Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento
FBK: Fondazione Bruno Kessler

In addition, there is 1 supernumerary position (see Art. 7 of the Call) in Research Area B.

Area A (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

  • Cyber Security
  • Data science
  • Embedded Systems
  • Formal Methods
  • Machine learning
  • Systems and Networks


Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

  • A1 - Optimization Modulo Theories (1 grant) » details
  • A2 - Distributed control (PRIN 2017 - CUP: E64I19002520001) (1 grant) » details
  • A3 - Low-power Localization for the Internet of Things (IoT)  (PRIN 2017 - CUP E64I19001110001) (1 grant) » details 


  • A4 - Data-driven techniques for closed-loop network and service management and RAN disaggregation in 6G Mobile Networks (1 grant) » details
  • A5 - Deep Learning Models for Human Behaviours (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship]» details

Area B (Curriculum 2: Telecommunications)

  • Remote Sensing and Radar
  • Signal processing


Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

  • B1 - Ultrasound Imaging Solutions Dedicated to Bubbly Media (1 grant) » details
  • B3 - Development of methodologies and automatic techniques for the analysis of data acquired by planetary radars (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship» details   


  • B2 - Multi-/Hyper-temporal remote sensing image time series analysis (1 grant) » detail