Siebel Scholars
The Siebel Scholars Program was founded in 2000 to recognize the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science including Carnegie Mellon University, École Polytechnique, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Politecnico di Torino, Princeton University, Stanford University, Tsinghua University, Berkeley, University of California, San Diego, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, University of Pennsylvania and University of Tokyo. Today over 1,000 of the world’s brightest minds are Siebel Scholars. This exceptional group has the unique opportunity to directly influence the technologies, policies, and economic and social decisions that shape the future. Siebel Scholars serve as key advisors to the Siebel Foundation, guiding the development of innovative programs the Foundation initiates. The Siebel Scholars community is also integral to a highly outcome-driven Siebel Scholars conference held each year to explore critical social issues. 
Congratulations to Pier Giuseppe Anselma, the winner of SIEBEL SCHOLAR CLASS 2021!
"My research in three minutes" Tiziana Vitrano award - fifth edition
Present years of study and research in just 3 minutes:  Politecnico di Torino challenges its doctoral candidates with the Tiziana Vitrano award "My reserarch in three minutes". Three minute to effectively explain the research carried out at Politecnico to a non-specialist audience. 
The award is dedicated to Tiziana Vitrano, who has been the Media Relations Head Officer for many years and has always worked actively for the scientific disclosure, with particular regard to young researchers. Politecnico di Torino awards three prizes for this competition:
a) € 1.500 (gross amount) for the first classified;
b) € 1.000 (gross amount) for the second classified;
c) € 500 (gross amount) for the third classified. 
The oral presentations, made in Italian or English with the support of slides, is evaluated by a jury made up of scientific disclosure experts. The commission evaluats the following criteria:  
  • clarity of the communication that should be aimed at a non-specialist audience;   
  • appropriateness and accuracy of the language used;             
  • use of the supporting material (slides);  
  • observance of the time limit of 3 minutes and correct use of the available time.    
All the information are available in the call for admission.
Preselection outcomes has been published.
The video of final competiotion of forth edition is available. 
Quality Awards - Year 2019
In 2014 the Board of Governors has established a PhD support plan which aims to value and recognize the University’s research excellence in order to increase the visibility of the Politecnico di Torino on a national as well as international scale. It also aims to increase the attractiveness of the PhD as a study course, to increase the incoming candidates  quality and to stimulate their valuable activity. As part of this plan, is foreseen to grant PhD candidates with quality awards, in order to recognize and encourage excellence in research. The global amount to be granted is € 100,000.00 per year. 
The beneficiaries of the awards, assessed according to the indications contained in the specific information communication, are the PhD candidates in their second or third year in 2019.