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Milan-Bicocca doctoral program in cultural and social anthropology

Call for candidatures 2015

The University of Milano-Bicocca and the Department of Human Sciences for Education “Riccardo Massa” are inviting applications for three-years research fellowships in Cultural and Social Anthropology in the framework of the PhD program in Cultural and Social Anthropology (DACS) for the A.Y.2015-2016.

Established in 2013, the DACS welcomes students into a dynamic community of senior and junior scholars that contributes to the development of cultural and social anthropology through innovative and original research projects.

For the academic year 2015-2016 the total number of available places is 5 (4 with scholarship and 1 without scholarship). 2 places out of 5 will be reserved to graduate students from foreign universities (1) and to students who already hold a foreign scholarship (1).

The selection procedure for these reserved places consists of an assessment of qualifications, curriculum vitae and research project :

Qualifications up to a max of 8 points
Curriculum vitae up to a max of 4 points

Research project (max. 6 pages, line spacing 1, included bibliography drawn up according to the following structure : 1. Summary ; 2. General objectives and innovativeness of the research topic compared to the state of the art ; 3. Work plan year over three years ; 4 Feasibility of the project in terms of prior knowledge (linguistic, ethnographic, bibliographic), institutional contacts, relationships that can facilitate the research ; 5) bibliography) up to a max of 8 points

All documents must be presented in one of these three languages : Italian, English, French.

Candidates who are not of Italian, English or French mother tongue must produce one of the following certifications (or equivalent) : IELTS 7.0/7.5 or TOEFL iBT 110-120 (English) ; CELI 4 ; CILS 3 (Italian) ; DALF C1 (French)

For further information, visit the university web site at the following link :
or send an email to the Deputy Director :