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PhD Program of the SFB1315

January 20, 2023 | SFB1315-ECN news

Dear PhD students

For the second funding round, the SFB1315 is excited to collaborate with the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin  (ECN), to offer our doctoral students an excellent doctoral program.

The ECN was initiated by the Berlin School of Mind and Brain (M&B), the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin (BCCN), the Center for Stroke Research Berlin, and the Cluster of Excellent NeuroCure, and was jointly supported by the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Technische Universität Berlin, as well as the non-university partners Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine and the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie, with the goal of unifying the various neuroscience programs in Berlin. As such, the ECN acts as an umbrella structure to foster interdisciplinary, collaborate research by facilitating synergies between the existing research groups and promoting interaction across all levels.

The SFB1315 is collaborating with the ECN to coordinate the SFB1315 doctoral program (download). The doctoral program depicted here consists of a 30 ECTS teaching program to support the neuroscientific research which the candidate will be performing during their doctoral degree. The program consists of a mix of mandatory and elective courses offered by the ECN, the SFB1315, and the wider-Berlin neuroscientific environment. The teaching program is created by the doctoral student together with the teaching coordinator, Lisa Velenosi, and their supervisor.

In addition to the teaching program, doctoral students must sign a doctoral agreement with their supervisors. This agreement guarantees doctoral students, among other things, regular meetings with their supervisors and their doctoral committee, which they must also establish within the first 3 months of beginning their doctorate studies. The committee consists of at least 3 Principle Investigator’s with 5 different roles: the doctoral student’s supervisor, a PI with expertise on the topic, a PI without expertise on the topic, a junior PI, and a senior PI. The committee meets yearly to discuss the doctoral student’s progress.

Participating Institutions