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NEWS AND DEADLINES
  Summer School 2018 "Cities Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities" 
The deadline for application to Summer School 2018 "Cities Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities" is 6th August, 2018.
More info are available in the event website.

  Call Collegio Einaudi
The call for Collegio Einaudi a.a. 2018/19 is on line. There are 24 positions  for graduated students.   

  Call for admission - Summer session
 Award Tiziana Vitrano “My research in three minutes” 
Call and information to apply are available at the page Awards.

 Gustave Magnel Prize
In memory of Professor Gustave Magnel, a great scholar and engineer, who was one of its founders and subsequently its managing director, SECO created a prize known as the "Gustave Magnel Prize"
The goal of this prize is to encourage scientific research applied to construction while encouraging researchers working in this area. The 10.000 € prize is awarded every four years to the author of a doctoral theses in civil engineering.

 Scholarships for landscape studies 
Promoted by Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, the call is open to Italian and foreign graduates (master's degree) and postgraduates. Deadline for applications on 31st August 2018
You can download the call and the application form.

 Bruno Zevi Prize 2018
With a view to developing and disseminating the teachings of Bruno Zevi and his method of critical and historical inquiry, the Bruno Zevi Foundation annually holds an international competition to award a prize for an historical-critical essay offering an original analysis of an architectural work, theme or architect of the past or present.
The competition is divided into five sections corresponding with the following themes:
  • the key role of space in architecture
  • the ancient sources of modern language
  • history as a methodology of architectural practice
  • he modern language of architecture
  • landscape and the zero-degree language of architecture.
The competition is open to PhD researchers who have obtained the title between 2008 and 2018. Essays published previously are not eligible. Essays may be submitted in Italian, English and French. Essays written in Italian must be accompanied by an English version. The prize consists of the essay’s publication by the Bruno Zevi Foundation. The author of the winning essay will be invited to give a lecture at a conference in Rome at an award ceremony.The members of this year’s jury are: Roberto Dulio, Marzia Marandola, Lucy Maulsby, David Rifkind, Elena Tinacci. 
Those wishing to enter this year’s competition are required to provide the Bruno Zevi Foundation with the following no later than September 10th, 2018, as proved by a postage stamp on the envelope.
For more info you can click on this site.

  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.

 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.  
For the first time, students interested in taking the GRE TEST do it in Torino, at Politecnico, which becomes an official Test Center. 
Next tests available:
To enroll: www.ets.org

  Questionnaire
Each PhD candidate is required to fill up the questionnaire about the PhD experience related to the academic year 2016/2017. The document is available on "Portale della didattica".

 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.