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NEW! MOY Grant and the OENODOC-MED programme.

What is the OENODOC-MED PhD programme?

What is MOY Grant?

The "Mediterranean Office for Youth" label granted to master-level and PhD programmes following a call for proposals:
• The MOY label is awarded to Master's and PhD programmes that meet the conditions and criteria set by MOY for the purposes of (i) facilitating the mobility of students in disciplines identified as priorities for the development of the Mediterranean region, and (ii) promoting the employment of young people in their country of origin.
• Selected programmes will receive the MOY label for the duration of the MOY pilot period -that is, through the end of the 2013/2014 academic year.
• As long as they retain the label, they may continue to nominate each year their best students for MOY mobility grants.

The MOY label allows students to benefit from:
• financial aid for periods of academic mobility in the form of mobility grants;
• assistance in entering and studying in one or more partner countries;
• assistance in locating a first professional opportunity;
• career mentoring and access to a network of internships;
• Information on national skills mobilisation programmes in their country of origin.

Financial conditions :
• MOY grants are designed to cover housing, meals and other living expenses, health insurance, and at least part of the transportation expenses related to the grantee's academic mobility.
• The amount of the grant is designed to be sufficient to cover one semester (five months) or two semesters (ten months) of mobility, depending on the grantee's educational plans.
• Grant amounts are adjusted depending on the cost of living in the host country.

The grant does not cover tuition fees at the partner institution. But tuition waivers built into institutional partnership agreements are one of the criteria for MOY labellisation of programmes.

Grants cover a mobility period of one or two academic semesters (five or ten months) over the course of the student's degree programme. Nevertheless each semester of mobility most not be split (5 consecutive months in the same institution).

Grants are denominated in euros and include a component for living expenses and a component for transportation:
• The baseline monthly allotment for living expenses is €1,000 for Master's students and €1,500 for PhD candidates. The amount actually paid out to students is equal to the baseline amount multiplied by a coefficient that takes into account the cost of living in the host country. The coefficients used are the same as those used in the Marie Curie European grant programme.
• The transportation allotment is a lump sum:
- €300 for one semester of mobility
- €600 for two semesters of mobility

For more information see: www.officemediterraneendelajeunesse.org

What is the OENODOC-MED PhD programme?

The Mediterranean Office for Youth (MOY) has selected the project training oenology innovative "OENODOC-MED ", supervised by four universities:
Bordeaux Ségalen - France, coordinator,
Udine and Padova - Italy, (rajouter lien vers dossier candidature des universités)
Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona – Spain. (rajouter lien vers dossier candidature de l'université)

This OMJ label will fund student mobility (living expenses and transportation) under joint supervision between these four universities.

Summary of OENODOC-MED:

The PhD programme OENODOC-MED is focused to give answers to the new challenges that the wine making industry has to face: ranging from the climate change to global markets. The countries around the Mediterranean are the main wine producers and specifically the three countries involved in the project (Bordeaux/France, Udine-Padova/Italy and Tarragona/Spain) have more than 50% of the world wine production and of the world vineyard surface. The main focus of this PhD program is the study of Oenology and Viticulture in the broader aspects in order to provide the wine making industry of these three countries with researchers prepared to face these new challenges. The mobility will be done in the four partner institutions which have already very good common experiences in collaborating in research and student and professor exchange. The mobility will includes visits of 2 six-month visits in order to obtain the double diploma between the two of the universities involved PhD students training. The partner universities have already agreements for double diplomas and with some students already involved in co-tutelle of thesis. Leading to a joint diploma is one of the main objectives of this project.

The PhD student mobility scheme includes 180 ECTS (European Credit Transfert System) divided by 6 semesters following 3-year programme (year 1: Home university, year 2: host university, year 3: home university). The mobility scheme can be submitted to adaptation according to the PhD subject in agreement between the PhDs directors. But in any case 4 semesters have to be done in the Home university end 2 semesters have to be done in Host university.

Research activity 143 ECTs Bibliography 2 ECTs
Teaching activity 12 ECTs Publication/ Communication 7 ECTs
Events 3 ECTs Language classes 12 ECTs

 Table of Course Modules programme and events OENODOC-MED:

Courses (c) or 
summer school (s)

Month Discipline

Thematic/ scinetific Module

Host organization
C1 4 Viticulture Vines, abiotic, factors, Resistances & alternatives UDINE
C2 10 Ripening/composition berry growth & composition, ripening BORDEAUX
C3 16 Biotechnology yeast selection, biodiversity and molecular biology TARRAGONE
C4 21 Analytical Chemistry Quality determination of grapes & wines PADOVA
C5 26


Ecophysiology & grape functional genomics  BORDEAUX
C6 30 Biochemistry Biosynthesis of grapes & vines components  PABOVA
Kick-off meeting year 1 1 Agronomy Agrosystem & sustainable production for vine  UDINE
S1 year 2 13 Engineering process Innovative processes in oenology production  BORDEAUX
S2 year 3 25 Sensory analysis Grapes & wines taste methodology & innovation  TARRAGONE

The teaching languages used will be English (preferred for scientific communication), French, Italian, Catalan or Spanish. Dissertation will be acceptable in all those languages, but preferred language will be English.

Eligible criteria:
All candidates must possess a Master graduate degree or degree equivalent level, preferably in a relevant sciences field or in the subject field covered. The key factor will be the relevance of the applicants' previous studies and experience with regards to his/her research project. Internationally recognised English proficiency certificate equivalent to TOEFL score of 580/237/92-93 or IELTS score 6.5. (Reference CEEC - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

The selection criteria will be based on excellence:
Previous academic background: 35%
Motivation: 15%
Recommandation: 10%
Interview: 40%

How to apply?
If you are interested in applying to the OENODOC-MED programme and obtain a MOY grant, please to download the "Application dossier". Fill in the section "information" and return the completed application by e-mail and by mail to the establishment of registration.

Administrative Contacts:
Université Bordeaux Ségalen :
Charlotte Bondu
Faculty of Oenology - ISVV - UMR 1219 Oenology
210, chemin de LeysotteCS 50008
33832 Villenave d'Ornon
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University of Padova:
Elisa Aghito
IRO-International relation office
Via Roma, 38
35122 Padova
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University of Udine:
Sonia Bosero
AMCE ADID – Area servizi per la didattica e diritto allo studio
Via Petracco, 8
I-33100, Udine
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University Rovira I Virgili:
Fina Cabré
International Center
Avinguda Països Catalans 17-19
43007, Tarragona
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