General Information

The IMPRS CoNI aims to recruit and educate motivated, independent, self-organized and highly talented doctoral students who wish to extend their knowledge and research experience in a structured 3-year PhD program focused on cognitive neuroimaging.

Applicants are expected to hold an excellent master’s degree (or equivalent) from a wide spectrum of potential disciplines such as cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, translational neuroscience, psychology, medicine, neurobiology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, neuroimaging, biochemistry, or related fields. The master’s degree should have been awarded by an internationally recognized university. Students nearing completion of their master’s degree are also encouraged to apply. Research experience in an area that is related to the graduate school’s scope is essential for successful candidates. Proficiency in oral and written English is crucial. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree will, in exceptional cases, also be admitted to the school. However, they need to commit to completing an orientation phase at Leipzig University (LU), during which they have to collect 60 ECTS CPs as required in the doctoral regulations of the respective Faculties. The content of such an orientation phase will be decided on an individual basis, depending on the student’s background, skills, and qualifications. After the orientation phase, the student is required to pass an aptitude exam at LU before finally being admitted to the doctoral candidate list.

The call for applications for the 1st cohort will open in September 2022 and close in November 2022. Afterwards, applications will be assessed. Invitations for interviews will be send in late December. Admission interviews will take place in early 2023 The starting date of the program is October 2023.

The IMPRS CoNI aims at recruiting excellent students of all genders, nationalities, ethnicities and social backgrounds, sexual orientations, and physical abilities. We are committed to equal opportunities and aim at a diverse student body. Thus, we especially encourage applications from individuals who belong to underrepresented groups in science.

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