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NEWS AND DEADLINES
 LPG Young Talent Grants
More info about LPG Young Talent Grants are available here.

 Young Academics Award
More info about Young Academics Award are available at this link.
Here attached the flyer.

 Festival Bergamo Città Impresa
Here attached the call for applying to Academy project of Festival Bergamo Città Impresa. The Festival will be held from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October 2018.

 ENI Award 2019 
ENI Award 2019 and information about how to apply are available at ENI website.

 Complexity and the City
Here attached the workshop Complexity and the City.

 Award Tiziana Vitrano “My research in three minutes” 
The call and information about how 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.

  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. 

Available dates to take the test at Politecnico di Torino:
- 11st October 2018 at LAIB 3
-  9th November 2018 at LAIB 3
- 11st December 2018 at LAIB 3


To enroll: www.ets.org

 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.