SCUDO
NEWS AND DEADLINES
   Meetings and seminars
ForDoc 2022
Politecnico di Torino invites you to register for the Virtual Fair forDoc, the only national career day reserved for PhD students and PhDs to be held on 23 June on the website www.borsadelplacement.it created by Fondazione Emblema as part of the forDoc program of the Exchange of the Placement. Don't miss the Live with Huawei on June 7, one of the many online events that you will find in the calendar of the Placement Exchange!
Webinar
On May 31 (h. 9-12), the Research Area will organize the webinar "How to build and present a competitive idea and cv for Msca postdoctoral fellowship grants" aimed at young researchers who intend to seize the opportunities offered by the European call Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) which supports the career of postdocs researchers by offering them an opportunity for international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility. The webinar will be held by consultant Ms. Lotte Yaspers of Yellow Research and aims to provide useful guidance on how to build and present a successful proposal. The MSCA PF call is annual and the deadline for this year is September 14, 2022. More information on the call and on the webinar can be requested from msca@polito.it
Travisions 2022
Travisions 2022 invites Young researchers from all over Europe to submit innovative transport concepts to www.travisions.eu. The deadline for presenting the full idea is the 31st of May 2022.
AIDAA courses 2022
Here the courses organized by AIDAA in 2022.
    Awards and job opportunities
Anile Prize 2022
The Angelo Marcello Anile Association announces the fifth edition of the Anile Prize.
Postdoctoral positions at Candiolo Cancer Institute
Two postdoctoral positions are available as indicated in the brochure.
ENI Award
The Young Researcher of the Year Award provides for the assignment of two awards worth 25,000 euros each, intended for two young researchers who have discussed their doctoral thesis in Italian universities during 2020 or 2021 and who were born in 1989 and in the following years. All information is available at this link.
    Information
Ceremony for degree parchment
The ceremony for degree parchment was on 8th March: you can watch the videoNow it is possible to collect the parchment:booking an appointment at Scudo Office (The booking procedure is accessible from your personal page of the teaching portal, by entering the section "My academic progress - la mia didattica" , box "My bookings - Le mie prenotazioni"and clicking on "Vai al Tool Prenotazioni". Within the section "Categories for which you can make a reservation" clicking on "Scuola di Dottorato"); or requesting the shipment (for the information refer to this page).
Help desk
The help desk at Doctoral School and Postgraduate School is open only by appointment.
For all administrative practices as well as requests for information, you are invited to use the ticketing system or write to scudo@polito.it.
To collect your smart card or the final diploma, you must schedule an appointment using the ticketing assistance service.
Information regarding the authorisation procedure on the Teaching Portal – PhD Dashboard for periods abroad is detailed in this document.
Collegio Einaudi
Information regarding Collegio Einaudi and the admission for PhD students is available on its website.
MyPhDMentor
MyPhDMentor is a mentoring initiative aimed at the PhD world, which aims to encourage the exchange of experiences and create a wide intergenerational support network. The project aims to improve the PhD experience and promote the personal, emotional and professional growth of all participants. This is made possible through the creation of mentor / mentee pairs between aspiring PhD students, PhD students and PhDs from different universities in different countries. For more information visit the website.
GRE® General Test
An additional opportunity for those wishing to continue their studies in the best universities of the world.
The GRE® TEST is an internationally-recognized exam that evaluates candidates’ logical-mathematical skills and provides common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants, regardless of different educational and cultural backgrounds.  
Students interested in taking the GRE® TEST do it in Torino, at Politecnico, official Test Center.
ETS has introduced a temporary test at home solution for test takers in select locations who are unable to take the GRE® General Test at a test center due to public health concerns. The tests are now available in all locations where the computer-delivered tests are normally available, with the exception of Mainland China and Iran. GRE General Test at home is conducted through the use of live remote proctoring. This high-touch, real-time human monitoring of test sessions limits the number of seats available: all info are available at this link.
If you have additional questions, please contact ibt_governance@ets.orgTo enroll: www.ets.org
Psychological support
We inform that there is a space for listening, consulting and supporting students. 
ADDRESSED TO: ALL POLITO STUDENTS that experience psychological distress in dealing with certain situations related to one's own university experience, in the organization of one's own time, of study, difficulty of concentration, anxiety, demotivation as well relational discomfort. 
WHERE: in Corso Castelfidardo 49, at the Palazzina Custodi on the 2nd floor or in Via Verdi 10, at the Department of Psychology 
WHEN: By appointment by calling 373.8622267 in the days of Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday at h. 11 -13 and h. 14-16. 
WITH WHOM: the interviews are held by psychologists, qualified psychotherapy specialists in Health Psychology and Postgraduate students from the same school in complete confidentialityService free of charge. 
The service has been enhanced during Coronavirus emergency and it is possible to take advantage of remote interviews. New interview requests must be sent exclusively to the following link.
PhD thesis consultation
The CLA language experts are available to help PhD candidates to identify their areas of difficulty when writing their thesis in English. The aim is to help authors improve their academic writing skills. It is not a proofreading service.  The service is available by appointment, for a 30-minute session.
To book a consultation, write to esperti.inglese@polito.it, stating your availability. Please come to the appointment with a clear idea of which section of your thesis you would like to work on and bring a printed copy of this area, leaving enough space for notes.
Job opportunities
Examine the opportunities of Find your Doctor.
Unemployment benefits
From 1st July 2017, the tax rate on your scholarship has increased by 0.51% (1/3 to be covered by the bursary and 2/3 by the Politecnico) because PhD candidates and research fellows (i.e. assegnisti di ricerca) can now apply for the unemployment benefits (DIS-COLL), provided that they have benefited of a PhD scholarship and do not have any VAT registration number, as per art. 7 of law no. 81/2017
The Social Security Service (INPS) has recently published two memorandums (no.115, 19 July 2017 and no.122, 28 July 2017 ) to clarify the minimum requirements to apply for the unemployment benefits: 
  • unemployment status when applying; 
  • involuntary unemployment; 
  • not have any VAT registration number; 
  • at least 3 months of INPS welfare contributions from the 1st January of the previous year until the date of the working relationship termination.  
The unemployment benefits DIS-COLL has a variable duration until a maximum of 6 month, depending on the welfare contributions paid. For any further information on this subject you are invited to contact directly the nearest INPS office; the procedure for the DIS-COLL shall be activated autonomously by the person concerned applying at the Social Security Service.
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