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PhD positions at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) (L'Aquila, Italy)

Apr 23, 2021

The Physics Division of the GSSI – Gran Sasso Science Institute (L’Aquila, Italy) offers the opportunity for students to pursue a Ph.D. in Astroparticle Physics, starting in the Academic Year 2021/2022. Applicants typically have undergraduate degrees in physics, astrophysics or related fields, and are drawn from among the most talented students around the world.
Deadline for application: June, 14th 2021 5p.m CEST.

The GSSI is a center for advanced Studies and Research, located in the city of L’Aquila, Italy  and operating in the fields of Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Social Sciences (

Astroparticle Physics at GSSI includes both experimental and theoretical projects on: underground rare event searches, high energy cosmic ray physics, gravitational waves, multimessenger astrophysics and neutrino physics. The activity is also carried on in close collaboration with the nearby INFN Gran Sasso Laboratory. More information could be found here:

The official language for all Ph.D. courses is English. The fellowships are awarded for a 4 year time span, and the yearly gross amount of each fellowship is 16.159,91 Euros. All Ph.D. students have free accommodation at the guest house during the first year, while for the remaining three years they are provided with a financial support of 350,00 Euros gross/month to cover accommodation and with free luncheon vouchers. Tuition is waived and an individual health insurance is issued to cover any accident and/or injury that may occur during the four years of Ph.D. program. Finally, each student is granted a contribution of up to 1.200,00 Euros for the purchase of a laptop for studying and research purposes.

The applications must be submitted through the online form available at by 14 June 2021 at 5 pm (Italian time).

Candidates from all countries, all ethnicities, all genders are strongly encouraged to apply, in the spirit of inclusivity that characterizes the Institute.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview, to be held either at GSSI or via remote connection.

Further information can be found at this links:

Contact:   applications(at) or call +39 0862 4280433.

Contact: info (applications(at)
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