A post-doc fellowship (assegno di ricerca) is a contract awarded through a comparative selection, based on the applicant’s qualifications and interview. The former is addressed to young scholars with a Master’s degree and/or PhD with an educational background suitable to carry out research projects financed by the University. The research activity is to be carried out under the supervision of a scientific project manager, without any predetermined time restrictions.
Post-doc fellowships are established by art. 22 of Law 240/2010 and are subject to University of Bergamo Regulations.
Applicants with a Master’s degree and/or PhD with an educational background suitable to carry out research projects financed by the University may take part in the competition for the awarding of a post-doc fellowship, according to specific research areas. A post-doc fellowship may not be combined with other scholarships and/or any additional of grant, nor may it be combined with cooperation agreements or proceeds deriving from continuous freelance professional activities.
A post-doc fellowship is awarded through a public selection regulated by specific competition notices published on the University website and other institutional websites (Miur, Euraxess). The selection consists in the assessment of the applicants' qualifications and in an interview aimed at obtaining a positive evaluation of such qualifications.
A post-doc fellowship may be awarded for a period of 1 to 3 years and is renewable. Its overall duration (including its renewal) may not be longer than 6 years, not including the period in which the grant coincides with the duration of the PhD program.
External companies and bodies may support research by applying to finance research projects in their areas of interest, offering their own contribution to the professional growth of young researchers, also by giving tangible support to the University’s research activities.
Such funding is regulated by a specific convention. The minimum annual amount of a research grant is equal to €19,367.00 gross of fees paid by the recipient.