DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIPS AS PER MINISTERIAL DECREES 351/2022 AND 352/2002 - NRRP
The Italian Ministry of University and Research has published the first two decrees on investment-funded research doctorates provided for by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP).
In all, there are 7,500 scholarships scheduled for the 2022/2023 academic year for activities which must start by 31st December of this year, thanks to 300 million euros of investment:
- 5.000 scholarships for innovative doctorates that meet the needs of private companies and promote the recruitment of researchers by these firms
- 1.200 scholarships for research doctorates falling, however, in the NRRP areas of interest for doctorates in the Public Administration
- 200 scholarships for the cultural heritage
- 100 scholarships for doctorates in programmes dedicated to digital and environmental transitions.
In both decrees, the resources are allocated to public and legally recognized private universities, including telematic universities, and university institutes with special regulations; scholarships can be used both to upgrade existing PhD programmes and to activate new ones, individually or in consortia, also in the context of doctorates of national interest.
it provides for research doctorates related to the NRRP areas of interest, innovative doctorates for public administration and cultural heritage, and the new three-year doctorates in programmes dedicated to digital and environmental transitions with NRRP investments.
It initiated the first introduction of innovative industrial doctorates. Its aim is to enhance high-profile skills, especially in the areas of enabling technologies, through the establishment of dedicated doctoral programmes, with the contribution and involvement of private companies.
The decree provides that the universities and university institutes with special regulations implementing this measure must identify partner companies in innovative doctoral programmes willing to co-finance 50% of the PhD scholarships so to meet their own research and innovation needs.
Deadline: 28th July 2022 at 12 (noon, CEST).