Telecom Italia and Scuola Normale di Pisa join forces to invest in knowledge

02/03/2009 - 01:30 PM

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Telecom Italia and the Scuola Normale renew their commitment toward rewarding talent with two 2-year professional-grade opportunities for under 35-year-old Ph.D. researchers in History of Art and Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Applications must be submitted by February 26 via the http://www.sns.it/ website

Telecom Italia and the Scuola Normale di Pisa join forces to promote research and invest in young people. Through the “Telecom Italia Fellowship at Scuola Normale Superiore” programme, Telecom Italia is offering two researchers under the age of 35 the opportunity to undertake key research at a top-level scientific Institute, the Scuola Normale di Pisa.
Telecom Italia and the Scuola Normale di Pisa firmly believe that the best possible investment for Italy as a nation is to promote knowledge. In pursuit of this goal, they are creating two research posts open to the international community for researchers in the humanities and science.

The two “Telecom Italia Fellowships at Scuola Normale Superiore” consist of two-year posts worth €100,000 each, open to under 35-year-old Ph.D. students in Modern History of Art and Theoretical and Computational Chemistry. The fellowships will be awarded following an assessment of the candidates' curricula and publications by a panel of professors at the prestigious Pisa university. Candidates must submit applications by February 26.

The successful Modern History of Art candidate will pursue research into forms of communication and patronage strategies in 16th-century Europe. The successful candidate in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry will develop new models and conduct research into implementation of computational codes and their application in interaction with electronic structures.

The Scuola Normale and Telecom Italia have been working together for three years on a series of projects designed specifically to reward talented Italian students, promoting summer schools for high school students and offering concrete work opportunities, combining the Scuola Normale's research reputation with the technology and communication expertise of a leading company like Telecom Italia.