Other initiatives

To increase the scholarship amount, Sapienza proposes several alternatives for doctoral students:
  • Tutoring: available once a semester, they allow Ph.D. students to tutor undergraduate students in the classroom, supporting the Professors in charge. All information, and available calls, can be viewed at the following link: https://web.uniroma1.it/fac_smfn/orientamento-tutorato;
  • Call for Erasmus+ for studies: it offers the opportunity to carry out a study experience in a European Union country (attending courses, taking exams, preparing thesis, research, laboratory and clinical activities), obtaining recognition of the educational activities carried out. More information can be found here and in the School website
  • Mobility calls: joint mobility is a cross-curricular, wide-ranging project involving 2 (or more) doctoral students (even with personal projects that deal with different topics but can be combined following a common point of view). The call for mobility is used to fund the PhD students' time abroad and is cumulated with the 50% grant increase. All information are available at the following link: https://www.uniroma1.it/it/pagina/giovani-ricercatori
  • Initiation of research: It allows PHD students to obtain up to a maximum of 2,000 euros, expendable in one year, to fund their research (the call for proposals is usually published in April each year). More information in here: https://www.uniroma1.it/it/pagina/bando-di-ateneo-la-ricerca-2022
  • Scholarship surcharge for periods abroad (about 18 euros/day): The scholarship surcharge is valid for up to a maximum of 12 months abroad out of the 3 years of the doctoral program, except for those doing their doctorate in co-tutorship. Those in co-tutorship can, in fact, receive the increment for 18 months. (This means that those who spend more than 12 months abroad will only get the increment for 12 months-but nothing prohibits a longer stay). WHAT TO DO BEFORE DEPARTURE: The Ph.D. student must request permission from the Coordinator stating the period of the stay abroad, the institution and the activity to be performed. The form to be filled out before leaving can be found in the file shared with doctoral students, called "Copy of Template - Authorization of Scholarships-Schools-Seminars-periods Abroad - ITA." Fill out this authorization form, dated prior to the mobility period, and signed by the coordinator. This document is to be handed in only upon return. AFTER THE PERIOD ABROAD, ON RETURN: fill out (with the correct count of days spent abroad to return in maximum 12 months, or 18 for co-tutorships) the "Modulo_Maggiorazione_Borsa" found in the Shared Drive "Doctoral Documents" (here you can also find the file "Modulo_maggiorazione_borsa_LEGGIMI" with directions). Then, send the following documents to the PHD office (ufficio.dottorato@uniroma1.it): 
  1. Coordinator's authorization signed before departure (i.e., the form mentioned in "BEFORE YOU DEPART");
  2. Scholarship increase form;
  3. Certificate/statement from the host institution/institution confirming that the declared period agrees with the actual period. 
Unlike the funding given by Joint or Individual Mobility Grants, the surcharge is not provided in advance, but only after verification of the documentation you hand in once you return. So this funding must be advanced by the doctoral student himself. For more information: https://www.uniroma1.it/en/pagina/phd-programmes-office

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