Doctoral Program (Einstein Foundation Doctoral Program from 2022-2025)

The International Doctoral Program at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin (BCCN Berlin) is an interdisciplinary research program. Neuroscience is one of the most intensively developing and important sciences of the 21st century. Understanding the functioning of the brain requires the collaborative efforts of neurobiologists, neuropsychologists, cognitive scientists, medical researchers, computer scientists, mathematicians, physicists and engineers. Students who have completed the Doctoral Program will have the ability to communicate across these diverse disciplines which will help them to make their own contribution to the fast growing field of neuroscience.  

Application deadlines: March 15 (Jan, 2023 for fellowships from the Einstein Center for Neuroscience)
Beginning of courses: October

Enrolled doctoral students will benefit of structured supervision through the Faculty of the BCCN Berlin and a specific qualification program, including the lectures for Doctoral and Master students and a broad range of courses teaching transferable skills. The Research Training Group (GRK 1589 "Sensory Computation in Neural Systems") funded by the German Research Council (DFG) is now closed. It was based at the Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin and part of the BCCN Doctoral Program.

Students can apply for fellowships through the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin (ECN), and, after successful application, choose the BCCN Berlin doctoral program as their structured program for their PhD thesis. Deadline for application at the ECN is January, 2023; the application portal will open in December 2022.

Our doctoral program will be funded by the Einstein Foundation for three years from fall 2022 until summer 2025 as an Einstein Foundation Doctoral Program. We are very grateful for this funding that will enable us to further develop our program and implement new ideas.