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The Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), based in L’Aquila, Italy, offers post-graduate training to obtain “Philosophiae Doctor” (Ph.D) degrees in the following fields:

Astroparticle Physics:

  • 6 scholarships
  • 2 scholarships for the research project “Experimental galactic and directional signatures of Dark Matter candidates”.
  • 1 scholarship for the research project “Surface brightness fluctuations distances, cosmology and gravitational waves” co-financed by National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF)

Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences:

  • 6 scholarships
  • 2 scholarships for the research project “GrowBot – Towards a new generation of plant-inspired growing artefacts”.

Computer Science:

  • 6 scholarships
  • 1 scholarship for the research project “Design and implementation of efficient algorithms and data structures for the analysis of genomic data”

Urban Studies and Regional Science:

  • 7 scholarships.

The PhD programs will be activated after approval by the MIUR.

Activities and Duration

The PhD programs last four years.

The Academic Year will start on November 1st 2019.


GSSI awards scholarships until the thesis dissertation and for a maximum of four years.
The yearly amount of the scholarship is of € 16.159,91 gross. An additional 50% on monthly basis may be awarded for research period abroad if approved by the GSSI.

Official language of the PhD Programs: English.


Applicants must fill out the online application form ( and attach the required documents by June 18, 2019, 6 pm (Italian time zone). No other application method will be accepted.

Data and documents entered into the application form are the sole responsibility of the applicant. In the events of false declarations, the applicant will be excluded from the selection procedure.

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