The IMT School for Advanced Studies is a PhD training school which offers multiple bursary PhD positions every year (application deadline typically in June). The positions are open to national and international students. The most directly relevant PhD track is the one in "Complex Systems and Networks". If you are thinking of applying and you would like to discuss your application with me, please send me an email. Please note that this PhD track is particularly suitable for candidates with a quantitative background in physics, mathematics and biology interested in data analysis and modelling related to complex systems (including ecology). A PhD project entirely based on wet lab research or field observations is unlikely to be successful.