Call for Applications: Neurosciences in Berlin — International PhD Fellowships
The Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin (ECN) invites applications for its PhD program / integrated MSc/PhD program starting in fall 2021. Students currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's program and expecting to graduate before October 2021 are encouraged to apply.
Member institutions are the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin, the Center for Stroke Research Berlin and the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure.
Fellowships will start fall 2021.
Closing date for applications is 11 January 2021, 11:59 PM CET.
Structured Education Provided Together
NeuroCure was pivotal in establishing the MSc and PhD programs, and has provided staff positions for the development and administration of the program, scholarships for MSc and PhD students, and established the Continuing Education and Career Modules.
NeuroCure faculty is actively involved in teaching and is thereby shaping the translational content of the program. NeuroCure was also the major driving force in the successful application for the PhD program Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin.
The ECN provides PhD fellowships on interdisciplinary research projects and is involved in the establishment of innovation management training for early career researchers.
The BIH has supported translational and inter-institutional research projects by PhD fellowships. It is also a partner in the development of training formats for translational research and transformation of research results into innovative value for the society.
Neurasmus provides scholarships for students with international mobility within the consortium of six universities in five countries: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bordeaux, Göttingen and Laval.
Zara Khan, MSc Medical Neurosciences Alumna
"With a BSc in Biochemistry I dived into the program that provides a holistic view by combining Neurobiology and Clinical Neuroscience. I have been fortunate to interact with brilliant professors and highly motivated and diverse classmates. Early on we presented and discussed recent publications, using the knowledge and critical thinking skills of previous modules. A plethora of research Groups offers interesting lab rotations. I love the vibrant and interdisciplinary vibe of the Neuroscience community and am actively involved in the Charite Neuroscience Newsletter (run completely by students of the program) and several science communication initiatives. This program is what you make of it. So, if you're curious and proactive, you'll find the program to be rewarding. To top that, the entrepreneurial and tech-savvy environment will beckon you to develop your scientific ideas into something tangible."
Check out Zara's contribution to the Long Night of Science Slam
Mariana Cerdeira, PhD and Neurasmus Alumna
"The MedNeuro PhD program allows one to study the fascinating topics within Neuroscience while being part of the Charité, probably the most prestigious medical university in Germany. The graduate program has some unique features, such as its new Career Development Program, being established to offer students career guidance in and outside of academia, and its CNS Newsletter, a science journalism magazine written and run by students. Besides, Berlin is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city that is fantastic to live in and is blooming with healthcare startups and job opportunities."
Check out Mariana's contribution to the Long Night of Science Slam
Ashraf Abdo, MSc Medical Neurosciences Alumnus, PhD Student
"Upon finishing my graduate studies, I wanted to go deeper in the neuroscience field. I found medical neurosciences master's program would provide me with the solid basic background that I could build on. As a pharmacist, I always wanted to relate what I am doing to the medical application. As a part of Charité hospital, medical neurosciences master's program has provided me with the atmosphere of translating the research done on the bench to the bedside. Being in a direct contact with the medical environment, you can always see the medical perspective and the aim of what is taught in the classroom or in the laboratory. Currently, I am continuing my studies as a Ph.D. fellow of Einstein Center for Neurosciences at the Charité in the great city of Berlin."
Check out Ashraf's contribution to the Long Night of Science Slam
Ahmed Khalil, PhD and Neurasmus Alumnus
"The MedNeuro MSc program is a truly unique experience. It gives students, regardless of their academic backgrounds, a solid education in cellular and molecular neuroscience with a focus on disease pathophysiology and its clinical consequences. This is supplemented by methodological and practical training in the melting pot of outstanding scientific research and discovery that is Berlin. For me, the most attractive aspect of the program was the freedom to choose what I wanted to learn about and do research on. This allowed me to explore fields I never thought I would be interested in and to take active control in shaping my scientific Career."
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Priscilla Koduah, MSc Medical Neurosciences Alumna, PhD Student
"Having studied Biochemistry in Ghana, researching the brain suddenly became of much interest to me, which was not offered in my home country. My expectations of studying neuroscience at was to broaden my understanding of the various research areas and the state of the art techniques in the field to prepare me for a career in research. I am in my second semester in the program and I already have heard so much about different research areas and several techniques being used. I have had the opportunity of hearing so many scientific talks and doing a lab rotation in the field of neuroscience. The quality and diversity of the faculty, the carefully designed depth of courses, the areas of ongoing research and the cultural diversity of the school, provides the right atmosphere to nurture my academic and research interests and work towards my Goal."
Pilar Ziad, Neurasmus Alumna
"The MedNeuro program in 2014 was the starter of my Neuroscience degree. What intrigues me the most is how much the program continues to evolve. MedNeuro is constantly working to develop and improve the content, the laboratory internships, the mentoring and career help, and everything in between. I had a great educational and life experience between learning from world-renowned faculty and scientists about highly stimulating neuroscience theory and practical research methodology, and forming strong friendships with people of different backgrounds and cultures. An experience I'll always cherish and seek to extend by continuing to be a part of the MedNeuro community. "