Ph.D. Program in Bioenergy USP UNICAMP UNESP

Ph.D Application 2022 -1st semester


1st SEMESTER OF 2022

This document was approved by the Executive Committee, by the Graduate Committee of Unesp on 12/08/2021 and by de Committee of Unicamp by normative act CPG/FEA nº 139/2021.

Doctoral Program in Bioenergy, offered jointly by the three Sao Paulo State Universities (USP, UNICAMP and UNESP) is opening a selection process for the first semester of 2022. The following dates will be observed:


Process Date
Registration 01 to 29th October 2021
Results of the Selection Process Until 10th November 2021
Appellation Until 13th November 2021
Appellation results Until 16th November 2021
Approved List Until 16th November 2021


Up to 10 PhD vacancies will be opened for Unicamp, 10 PhD vacancies for USP and 10 PhD vacancies for UNESP. Each PhD supervisor is entitled to have up to 03 new students.

The applicant must indicate, in the Application Form, the Institution in which he / she is applying for the vacancy. The applicant may enroll in only one (1) university.

The application must exclusively be by e-mail ( and all the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (PDF) must be attached.

IMPORTANT: The candidate must inform, by e-mail, the mains reasons for choosing this course for the accomplishment of his PhD.



  1. Application form in Portuguese or English (available at
  2. Letter of Acceptance of an accredited PhD supervisor at the University indicated on the Application Form (or in the process of accreditation by the Bioenergy Program).
  3. Statement of proficiency in English language (Annex I), informing ability to attend and deliver seminars and lectures, as well as reading and writing scientific literature.
  4. Updated curriculum, which can be replaced by the Curriculum Lattes, including a summary of the candidate’s academic and professional life.
  5. Undergraduate Diploma (nationally valid) or Certificate of Completion of Undergraduate Degree, with date of graduation. The candidate attending the last semester of the undergraduate program may submit, for enrolment, a statement from the institution with the expected completion of the course.
  6. School transcript of the Bachelor course and, if any, of the Master course.
  7. Innovative Research Plan, in English, up to 5 pages. The text should include: (i) Title; (ii) Summary; (iii) Brief introduction describing the state of the art of the problem to be investigated; (iv) Objectives; (v) Strategy and Methodology; (vi) Expected results and (vii) References.
  8. Two different Reference Letters written by the candidate former Professor /Supervisor / Tutor or Researchers sent to:
  9. Applicants for UNICAMP enrolment should complete the online Application Form on the Academic Board website – (available only during registration period) and send it fulfilled, in PDF version, with the other documents requested in this Notice.



The selection of candidates will be made by the Doctoral Program in Bioenergy Committee, according to the following criteria:

  1. Curriculum vitae of the candidate: Academic Performance (grades, scholarships and awards, reference letters); Scientific Production; (iii) Professional Experience (5 points).
  2. Research Plan (5 points).

Candidates who do not score at least 6 points on the sum of the two criteria will be eliminated.

Unselected candidates may appeal the decision by email to



  1. Approved candidates who need a scholarship must transform their Research Plan into a Research Project (FAPESP format), which must be submitted to FAPESP until the date of enrollment.
  2. According to the availability of scholarships, candidates may be awarded a scholarship by the PhD Bioenergy Program. Please note that the program DOES NOT GUARANTEE scholarships for approved candidates.
  3. The list of SELECTED and APPROVED candidates will be published on the program’s website ( Each student will receive an email with all necessary information for enrollment.
  4. After disclosure of the final result, the APPROVED candidate will receive, within 30 days, an e-mail with information about the registration from the University in which it was approved.




I hereby declare, for purposes of enrollment in the Bioenergy Program, that I have the English language skills necessary to understand and deliver seminars and lectures, as well as read and produce scientific literature.

I further declare to be aware that course teachers may test the stated skills at any time and that poor performance may lead to immediate termination of the course.

Application Form 2022-1