Call for application 37° cycle


Notice to candidates:
In accordance with the DECREE-LAW 6 August 2021, n. 111, Urgent measures for the safe exercise of school, university, social activities and public transport, starting from 01st September 2021 and in order to access physically to the University, students must possess and exhibit the Green pass, whatever the purpose of their entrance is.
Therefore, even though the doctoral competition as in the regulation does not apply the previous decree-law as it is required for the public competitions, all PhD candidates who will take the test in presence should exhibit the aforementioned documentation; furthermore, it is required to exhibit the Green pass for all the students who will need to go to the various offices inside the University.

Specifications of Scholarships and available positions

Overall Specifications approved for the course by the Academic Senate

Sapienza Scholarships External Scholarships Industrial PhD Positions without scholarship
10 4 1 0

External organizations financiers
n. 2 borse finanziate da/scholarships funded by Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra
n. 1 borsa finanziata da/scholarship funded by Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - INGV
currilum Geoscienze
n. 1 borsa finanziata da/scholarship funded by Centro di Ricerca CERI
Previsione, Prevenzione e Controllo dei Rischi Geologici
n. 1 borsa finanziata da/scholarship funded by DIAN SRL
sul curriculum Geoscienze

Themes defined for funded scholarships

COMPLESSIVA PER IL CORSO

- DIAN (Differential Interferometric Analysis)
Institution: borsa finanziata da DIAN SRL
Borsa di Dottorato Industriale
1 Borsa di Dottorato industriale è finanziata da DIAN (Differential Interferometric Analysis) s.r.l. è rivolto ai soli dipendenti dell'impresa per "lo studio dei processi propri della fase intersismica mediante un approccio innovativo ed interdisciplinare basato su modellizzazioni teoriche, simulazioni computazionali e analisi dati avanzata”

- DIAN (Differential Interferometric Analysis)
1 Industrial PhD position is funded by DIAN (Differential Interferometric Analysis) s.r.l. aimed only at employees of the company to “investigate interseismic phase processes through an innovative and interdisciplinary approach based on theoretical modeling, computational simulations and advanced data analysis”

COMPLESSIVA PER IL CORSO

- Monitoraggio InSAR di deformazioni del terreno in aree sismiche
Institution: borsa finanziate dal Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra
Borsa di Dottorato CERI (Centro di Ricerca su Previsione, Prevenzione e Controllo dei Rischi Geologici)
1 Borsa di Dottorato in Geoscienze è finanziata dal Centro di Ricerca CERI su Previsione, Prevenzione e Controllo dei Rischi Geologici su Monitoraggio InSAR di deformazioni del terreno in aree sismiche

- InSAR monitoring of ground deformations in seismic areas
1 PhD position in Geosciences is funded by Research Centre for the Geological Risks (CERI) for InSAR monitoring of ground deformations in seismic areas

COMPLESSIVA PER IL CORSO

- Caratterizzazione dei terremoti mediante esperimenti di laboratorio
Institution: borsa finanziate dal Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra
Borsa di Dottorato TECTONIC
1 Borsa di Dottorato è finanziata dall’ERC Advanced grant TECTONIC sulla caratterizzazione dei terremoti mediante esperimenti di laboratorio

- Earthquake characterisation via rock deformation experiments
1 PhD position is funded by the ERC Advanced grant TECTONIC on earthquake characterisation via rock deformation experiments

COMPLESSIVA PER IL CORSO

- Terremoti, vulcani e ambiente
Institution: borsa finanziata da Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - INGV
Borsa di Dottorato INGV
1 borsa di studio è finanziata da INGV nell’ambito di “Attività di ricerca volte a comprendere la struttura e il funzionamento della Terra, nelle sue componenti solida e fluida, al fine di migliorarne significativamente le conoscenze; analisi e modellazione dei processi naturali della Terra con particolare riguardo a sismicità, maremoti ed eruzioni vulcaniche, valutazione della pericolosità sismica, vulcanica e ambientale, nonché studio degli effetti delle attività umane sulla Terra"

- Earthquakes, volcanoes and environment
1 PhD position is funded by INGV for “Research activities dealing with the study of the structure and processes of the Earth in its solid and liquid state, in order to improve significantly our knowledge and understanding of these phenomena; analysis and modeling of natural processes, with particular regards to seismicity, tsunami, and volcanic eruptions, as well as hazard assessment of seismic, volcanic, environmental, and anthropic activities”

Admission Procedure

Qualifications assessment 1. CV and professional titles: max score 15

The final score will be calculated by the following scheme:

1.1 University degree mark (Bachelor +Master degree programs): max score 5

For students that will graduate (Master) just before 31 October 2020, the Evaluation Committee will calculate the average grade resulting from the list of the exams (max score 2).

1.2 Publications (JCR-ISI, non JCR-ISI, books or monographs, abstracts): max score 4

1.3 Previous experiences in Italy and abroad (training, research, job): max score 3

1.4 Other qualifications evaluated by the Committee: max score 3

The score of CV will be normalized with respect to the date of Bachelor degree or with respect to the date of the last exam for students without the Bachelor degree.

Research project 2. Research project: max score 45

In the research project, the candidate must demonstrate clear abilities to design, organize and develop the scientific research in total autonomy. The full text must not exceed 10,000 characters (excluding spaces). The text in excess will not be considered by the Evaluation Committee.

2.1. The project, written in Italian or English, may contain up to a maximum of 5 figures and must include the following information:
a) title of the research project (max 100 characters);
b) research objectives (max 900 characters), first describing the general objective and then identifying the specific objective. In the context of a scientific topic, the general objective of the project ("overall objective" or "goal") consists in the solution of a very general problem and represents a very high goal (which requires a lot of time and / or a multidisciplinary approach). The specific objective is to solve a specific problem and that is what the candidate undertakes to achieve at the end of the three years. The specific objective, which contributes to the achievement of the general objective, may in turn have sub-objectives, normally it is expressed through a noun and not through a verb (it is the goal, not the path) and must be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound). The results expected during the individual research phases should not be described in this section (see following points);
c) state of the art with essential bibliography (max 4,000 characters) which clearly reveals the knowledge of the topics covered and the identification of one or more open problems to which the project intends to respond (with the achievement of the specific objective);
d) brief presentation of the various activities (training, research and dissemination) foreseen during the three years of the project (max 5,000 characters), including national and international mobility. It should be noted that during the three years it will be mandatory to carry out at least 1 month of stay at universities and / or research centers abroad;
e) time schedule in graphic form including all the activities (training, research, dissemination and mobility) foreseen during the three years of the project.

2.2. The following points will be carefully considered by the Evaluation Committee:
a) clarity and completeness of the specific objectives, research strategy, and Gantt chart;
b) relevance of the project to the educational goals of the PhD program;
c) knowledge of the state of the art and definition of the open issues;
d) innovative aspects of the project;
e) feasibility of the project.

Only the candidates with a minimum score of 45/60 (i.e., the sum of scores obtained for CV and professional titles plus research project) will be admitted to the interview.
language ITALIANO
INGLESE

Oral interview 3. Interview: max score 60

In the case of a high number of candidates, the Evaluation Committee will continue the interview process in the following days.

The interview will focus on the research project, CV and professional titles of the candidates. The interview will also include a short test to verify the proficiency in English.

Only the candidates with a minimum interview score of 36/60 will be admitted to the final ranking list.

The minimum score required to be admitted to the final ranking list is 81/120.
language ITALIANO
INGLESE


contacts and info dottorato-dst@uniroma1.it

Curriculum studiorum

Graduation date and grade of the Master's degree
detailed list of exams including completion dates and scores of Masters's degree
Graduation date and grade of the Bachelor’s degree

Required documentation

§ research project
mandatory
Upload the research project, the file must be uploaded within 20/07/2021

§ first letter of introduction (by a teacher)
optional, the letter must be uploaded by the candidate, the file must be uploaded within 20/07/2021

§ second letter of introduction (by a teacher)
optional, the letter must be uploaded by the candidate, the file must be uploaded within 20/07/2021

§ third letter of introduction (by a teacher)
optional, the letter must be uploaded by the candidate, the file must be uploaded within 20/07/2021

§ List of publications
optional, the file must be uploaded within 20/07/2021

§ description of previous research experience
optional, the file must be uploaded within 20/07/2021

§ letter of motivation (by the candidate)
optional, the file must be uploaded within 20/07/2021

§ other document: Other documents
optional, the file must be uploaded within 20/07/2021

§ Curriculum Vitae
mandatory, the file must be uploaded within 20/07/2021

Language Skills

the candidate must know the following languages
ENGLISH

Exam Schedule

Qualifications assessment
day18/08/2021
notesnone
publication on notice boardNO
publication on the web siteYes
web sitehttps://phd.uniroma1.it/web/SCIENZE-DELLA-TERRA_nD3538.aspx
date of publication08/09/2021
contactsdottorato-dst@uniroma1.it

Altra tipologia (Research project)
day18/08/2021
notesnone
time18:00
classroomLucchesi - Edificio di Mineralogia
addressDipartimento di Scienze della Terra - Piazzale Aldo Moro 5 - 00185 Roma
publication on notice boardNO
publication on the web siteYes
web sitehttps://phd.uniroma1.it/web/SCIENZE-DELLA-TERRA_nD3538.aspx
date of publication08/09/2021
contactsdottorato-dst@uniroma1.it

Oral interview
day17/09/2021
notesLa prova continuerà anche il giorno 20/09/2021 stessa ora e stesso luogo. In data 08/09/2021 sarà pubblicato online (Sito Web Dottorato) l'elenco degli ammessi alla prova orale e, all'interno dello stesso file, saranno riportate eventuali note sullo svolgimento della prova secondo le prossime indicazioni del governo per il COVID-19
time09:00
classroomLucchesi - Edificio di Mineralogia
addressDipartimento di Scienze della Terra - Piazzale Aldo Moro 5 - 00185 Roma
publication on notice boardNO
publication on the web siteYes
web sitehttps://phd.uniroma1.it/web/SCIENZE-DELLA-TERRA_nD3538.aspx
date of publication20/09/2021
contactsdottorato-dst@uniroma1.it

Evaluation scale

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file (eng):visualizza il file (eng)

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