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NEWS AND DEADLINES
  Call for admission - Summer session
  Siebel Scholars
Info about Siebel Scholars are available at the page Awards.

 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.

 Open LCA
In cooperation with be-lca and GreenDelta a training course on the use of openLCA software will be held at the Politecnico.

  French Government Grants
L'Institut Français Italia has just published the new call for the French Government Grants, which is aimed at PhD students who have plans to carry out a research period in France. 
The three themes for 2019 are: Euro-Mediterranean space, fight against climate change and heritage and innovation
You will find attached the call in which there is a link to the form to be filled in, candidates must send their complete file by June 30th.

  Call for admission to PhD programmes XXXIV cycle PoliTO-UniTO
This is to inform you that the following call for applications to the phd programs jointly activated by Politecnico di Torino and Università degli Studi di Torino (XXXIV Cycle) is published: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO THE PHD PROGRAMMES JOINTLY ACTIVATED BY POLITECNICO DI TORINO AND UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO (XXXIV CYCLE)   
For PhD programme in Urban and Regional Development (administrative seat Politecnico di Torino) interested candidates can apply here (http://dottorato.polito.it/en/call_interateneo) if they have never studied at Politecnico di Torino or here (https://login.didattica.polito.it/secure-studenti/ShibLogin.php) if they are or have already been students at Politecnico di Torino in the past using the login information already at their disposal. 
For PhD programmes in Bioengineering and medical-surgical Sciences and in Pure and Applied Mathematics (administrative seat Università degli Studi di Torino) interested candidates can apply through the procedure available at http://www.unito.it/ricerca/fare-ricerca-unito/dottorati-di-ricerca  and http://en.unito.it/research/phd/phd-programmes.     
The call is published here: http://dottorato.polito.it/en/call_interateneo.   
The deadline for applying is June 7th, 2018 (12:00 midday, Italian local time).  

  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

 Workshop "City Region Food Systems. From Theory to Practice”
The international workshop of the AESOP Sustainable Food Planning group (https://aesopsfp.wordpress.com) aimed at "PhDs and Young Professionals" will be held in Turin on June 28-29-30. Participation in the workshop can be asserted as an "external" activity.

  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.