PhD Training Network

January 20, 2023 (updated 07.02.2024)

Dear PhD students

For the SFB1315’s second funding round, the SFB1315 is excited to collaborate with the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin (ECN).

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.

SFB1315 PhD students can apply for association with ECN, take ECN courses, and use these credits toward their structured programmes. ECN and SFB1315 offer certificates of attendance for credits earned. In the image above, outlined courses and modules in the training network are offered by the ECN, the SFB1315, and the wider-Berlin neuroscientific environment. These ECTS can be used toward a PhD student’s respective structured programme or toward doctoral requirements in their institutional supervision agreement set out for their PhD degree.

According to regulations of the institutions issuing the doctoral degree, PhD 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.

Please contact Darko Komnenić, our interim student coordinator (until 30.09.2024), or our student coordinator  Lisa Velenosi (Elternzeit, returning 01.10.2024) for further information.

Participating Institutions