How to apply


Admission requirements

The Advanced School in Drug Research and Development is specifically addressed to young scientists at the beginning of their careers with a background in drug sciences and biotechnology, including PhD students and researchers from academic and industrial environment.

25 positions are available.

The selection of the participants will be based on their curriculum vitae and description of research projects in which they are currently involved.

The registration procedure for the selection will start from 13th February 2023 and will end on 20th April 2023 at 12 am (CET).

Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail within 10 working days after the deadline, asking them to complete the enrollment procedure (registration).

Within 15 days from the notification of the admission, admitted participants must confirm their participation in the Summer School.

Documents required for the students

The candidates will need to provide by e-mail ( the following information:

  • Curriculum vitae (in English – max 1-page A4 format)
  • General Description of the Research Project (in English – max 1-page A4 format)

  • Tax Code (if any) and a front-back copy of a valid identity document

If applicants make false declarations in the registration procedure, according to the Italian law (art. 76 of the Presidential Decree no. 445 December 28, 2000), they will be excluded from the participant list.

Any application received after the deadline of 20th April 2023 will be considered only if there are positions left to reach the maximum number of positions available.



Selection procedures

Admission to the Summer School is subjected to a positive judgment by the Scientific Committee based on the evaluation of the profile from the documents presented for the application.


Formation and approval of the ranking list

Only the first 25 candidates in the ranking list will be admitted to the Summer School. In case of ex-aequo the one with the higher score assigned on the base of the cv and of the current research project will be admitted and in case of further parity, the younger candidate.





Registration fee

Thanks to the support of regione Emilia-Romagna, the registration fee for the participation to School is of 180,00 euro and includes:

  • attendance to all sessions including workshops
  • accommodation*
  • welcome dinner
  • coffee breaks
  • conference kit

The registration fee can be paid at the moment of the enrolment procedure (registration) using the ORA server

* School’s attendees will stay at the Hotel Button in the city center of Parma.


The school is funded by the “Progetto di alta formazione in ambito tecnologico economico e culturale per una regione della conoscenza europea e attrattiva (n. 1625/2021)” promoted by Regione Emilia-Romagna.