phd scholarships
PhD scholarships related to the Research and Innovation NOP 2014-2020 are conditioned to the implementation of a specific research topic.
The annual amount of the PhD scholarship for 2021 at Politecnico di Torino is €18,854.52, which is a monthly net amount of €1,391 (except variations of social security races).
Scholarships with predefined topic are associated to specific research topics, which require specific knowledge.
When applying, each applicant is required to submit a compulsory research project proposal illustrating of a possible research project in the fields of topics listed in the table below and described in the explanatory sheets. Applicants must use the university template (see Annex 1 of the call).
PhD programme
No. scholarships with
GREEN research topic
Description of scholarships with GREEN research topic
INNOVATION research topic
of scholarships
research topic
Architecture. History andProject
- Augmented Wood for Alpine Architecture
Bioengineering and Medical-Surgical Sciences in collaboration with the Università degli Studi di Torino3
- Design, characterization and development of innovative mechanical pulmonary ventilation systems with low oxygen consumption

- Solvent-free nanoparticles for encapsulation of water-soluble compounds

- Green technologies and materials for the development of eco/biocompatible systems for drug delivery
- Decarbonisation of district heating systems
- Analytical and experimental methods for detecting fugitive and operational methane emissions from the gas distribution infrastructure
- Innovative Thermonuclear Fusion
- Implementation of standard calculation models for the assessment of technical building systems and overall energy performance
- Internal Environmental Quality Monitoring for the optimized management of the energy performance and comfort of the building
- Innovative Thermal Management Technologies and solutions for a clean aviation
- Physics of nanomaterials and processes for a green energy transition to reduced CO2 and hydrogen
- Physics of nanomaterials for CO2 valorization
Management, Production and Design5
- Sustainable business strategy, organization and

- Tools and methods for the optimization of resources in the production of soilless vegetables

Artificial Intelligence for the development Sustainable Processes and Operations

- Additive Manufacturing for the promotion of sustainable industrial development

- PNRR, SNSI and Ecological Transition: kpis and socioeconomic sustainability in the sme operating in the Italian automotive car repair chain
Aerospace Engineering   2
- How to design future supersonic civil transport aircraft to meet low noise emissions environmental requirements at take-off and landing

- Design of an innovative urban air mobility vehicle (UAMV)
1- Study of an innovative real time pilot monitoring system
Chemical Engineering3
- Industrial plastic waste valorization towards industrial symbiosis
- Development of Stab/e Noble-Metal-Free Oxygen Evolution Electrodes for PEM Electrolysers and Green H2 production
- Only one Earth!
Civil and Environmental Engineering6
- Hydropower and river ecosystems biodiversity safeguard
- H2 underground storage: geomechanical characterization and modelling
- Ultra-light foamed concrete for applications in the field of 3D Concrete Printing
- Valuing water: save food to save water
- Climate change adaptation and optimization of the use of water resources in mountain environment
- Circularity assessment of a company in the sector of industrial vehicles, agricultural and construction equipment
1- Renewable energy retrofitting of existing tunnels for climate change mitigation (TunReFit)
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering in convention with National Institute of Nuclear Physics - INFN8
- Development of low-power and low-cost of electronic systems for precision farming

- New Technologies for power electronics

- Study of grid services provided by renewable energysources

- Intelligent Electronic Power Converters for the Energy Transition

- Computational intelligence for Renewable Energy integration in complex energy systems

- Energy storage and integration with renewable sources in motorway infrastructures

- Satellite Navigation signal exploitation for atmospheric and environmental monitoring

- Super-machines: superconductivity in the electric energy conversion at very high efficiency
1- Communications and radar tracking of objects in hypersonic sub-orbital flight
Computer and Control Engineering1
- Development of sustainable computer vision algorithms on edge computing devices through a Neural Architecture Search approach with applications to sustainable mobility in urban settings
- Towards Ultra-Reliable Automotive Systems-On-Chip

- Learning Analytics & Processes – Adaptive Education
Mechanical Engineering5
- Innovative powertrain for sustainable mobility using batteries and artificial intelligence algorithms

- Recycling, reusing and reduction of waste sludge in rolling bodies manufacturing for rolling bearings

- Eco-materials for environmentally friendly applications in the automotive sector

- Floating Offshore Wind

- Design and development of an integrated “Green Autonomous Pacemaker” for paediatric application with high autonomy and efficiency
Pure and Applied Mathematics in collaboration with the Università degli Studi di Torino, the Consorzio Interuniversitario per l’Alta Formazione in Matematica and the Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica2
- Robust and stochastic optimization methods for green logistics

- Advanced numerical methods for coupling problems of different dimension in the field of water and soil protection
Metrology, in convention with National Institute of Metrological Research (INRiM)2
- Uncertainties and reference stations in measurements of physical variables for climatology and meteorology

- Development of active food packaging
1- Microfabrication of miniaturized atomic frequency standards
Materials Science and Technology5
- Use of polyphenols, from food industrial by-product, in the design of new materials: an approach based on Green and Circular Economy and exploitation of local resources

- Reduction of the environmental impact in the aerospace sector through the use of additive  manufacturing  net shape technologies

- Removable photocured inks and coatings tor fully recyclable packaging

- CO2-sequestration from industrial waste: from basic science to industry-oriented applications

- Development of environmental-friendly solutions for metal sheer fine blanking in the automotive field: improvements in the fabrication route of dies and their service performances
Urban and Regional Development in collaboration with the Università degli Studi di Torino3
- Technological investigation on innovative construction systems exclusively composed of natural materials, and their introduction into the building market

- Artificial intelligence for Earth Observation (GEOAI)

- Definition of a shared procedure for assessing the carbon neutrality of public and private companies
At the end of selection procedures, scholarships are allocated on the basis of the position in the ranking list.
The PhD student who has obtained a scholarship is exempted from paying tuition fees, except in the fixed amount.

The duration of the scholarship shall be equal to the length of the entire PhD programme, to be verified annually, and it shall be disbursed on a monthly basis.

The amount of the scholarship shall increase of 50% in the event of international mobility, for a period no longer than 18 months, pursuant to what provided in specific agreements.

Those who have already benefited, even partly, from a PhD scholarship in Italy, shall not be entitled to receive a second one. PhD scholarships are not compatible with research fellowships.

The PhD scholarship is subject to the deduction of INPS welfare contributions (art. 2, paragraph 26 of the Law 335/95 and subsequent amendments). From 1st January 2015, the overall deduction has increased by 30% (or by 23,50%, if the beneficiary is registered in other types of compulsory social security systems), of which 2/3 to be covered by the Administration and 1/3 by the boursary. It will be possible to visualize online INPS contributions payslips.

Concerning the compulsory submission of income declaration (730 or UNICO forms), the contributor whose sole income is represented by the received scholarship, shall not be obliged to submit the said declaration. However, students are advised to verify the information every year directly on Agenzia delle Entrate website and on the forms instructions.