07 October 2012 – 11 October 2012

Travel Awards 2012

Available to students interested in the School’s doctoral program


Check-in at Hostel Citystay, Rosenstrasse 16, 10178 Berlin
Evening: Get together of awardees at the hostel

Monday, 8 October 2012

Venue: Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt Graduate School (HGS) Luisenstraße 56, 10117 Berlin, Lounge and room 224 (2nd floor, South Wing)
10.00–11.45        Welcome and introduction to the School by the Berlin School of Mind and Brain management (Lounge)
Dr. Inken Dose, Annette Winkelmann
11.45–12.00    Coffee break
12.00–13.00    Introduction to the School’s teaching weeks:
“Neuroimaging – Who Cares?” Part I (Room 224)
Professor Niko Busch
13.00–14.30        Joint lunch break at the university cafeteria (Mensa Nord)
14.30–16.00    “Neuroimaging – Who Cares?” Part II (Room 224)
Professor Niko Busch
16.00–16.20    Coffee break
16.20 (sharp)    Walk to Max Planck Science Gallery at Gendarmenmarkt
Meeting point: HGS Entrance hall
17.00–18.00    Visit to the Max Planck Science Gallery
18.00    Welcome by academic directors Professor Michael Pauen and Professor Arno     Villringer at the MPI Science Gallery

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Venue: Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Luisenstrasse 56, 10117 Berlin, Room 123, 220
09.30–10.30        Guided tour Berlin School of Mind and Brain and Humboldt Graduate School by managing director Annette Winkelmann
Meeting point: HGS entrance hall
10.30–10.40    Coffee break
10.40–11.30    Q&A doctoral program I with Annette Winkelmann and Inken Dose (Room 123)
11.30–12.00    Visit to the EEG lab of the working group Visual Cognition (Niko Busch)
Post-doctoral researcher Maximilien Chaumon
Meeting point: HGS entrance hall, lift, 11.30 (sharp)
12.15–13.15        Visit to our partner school Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
(Vanessa Cassagrande)
Meeting point: HGS entrance hall, lift, 12.10 (sharp)
13.15–14.15     Lunch break
14.15–17.00        Guided walking tour (historical tour on Charité grounds) including the Berlin Museum of Medical History
Meeting point: HGS entrance hall, 14.15 (sharp)
17.00–18.00    Coffee break
18.00–20.00     Philosophy colloquium with Professor Michael Pauen (Room 220)
    followed by an “After colloquium drink”

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Venue: Berlin School of Mind and Brain and Faculty members’ offices
09.00–13.00        Individual Meetings with Berlin School of Mind and Brain faculty members
Please contact the faculty members in advance to make an appointment!
13.00     [Lunch]
15.00–15.45        Meeting with M&B doctoral students / Q&A doctoral program II (Lounge)
16.00–16.45    Visit to the behavioral lab of the research group of Einstein fellow Ray Dolan
Post-doctoral researchers Arezoo Pooresmaeili, Florian Ostendorf and Ulf Tölch
Meeting point: HGS entrance hall, lift 16.00 (sharp)
16.45_17.00    Coffee break
17.00–19.00        Meet-and-greet with post-docs and faculty members: The Berlin School of Mind and Brain post-doctoral researchers meet the School’s students, faculty and guests (Lounge, Cafeteria)
19.00– xx     M&B potluck dinner (Room 144)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Hostel Citystay, check out by 10.00
Time for sightseeing/Departure


A4 letter format: Travel Awards poster 2012 (pdf 197 kb)
US letter format: Travel Awards poster 2012 (pdf 200 kb)

Original Call for Applications

The School is delighted to announce a limited number of travel awards for students who are interested in exploring the possibility of doctoral studies at the School. As part of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain’s commitment to supporting women in science and the humanities, 50% of awards will be reserved for female students.

Though applications for all other M&B topics will be considered as well, this year we are particularly hoping for applications by students with an interest in:

The awards will cover travel expenses and accommodation for four nights.


Applications should be made to admissions-please remove this text-@mind-and-brain.de

Please send:

  • A short one- to two-page letter of application (detailing your reasons for applying for the travel award, your background and research interests);
  • Your academic CV;
  • A letter of recommendation.

Successful applicants will be invited to visit the School from 7 till 11 October 2012. They will have ample opportunities to meet with faculty and students relevant to their research interest, to view the School’s facilities and to get a better sense of the city itself.

In order to be eligible for this award you need to meet the basic eligibility criteria for applying to the School’s doctoral program in 2013; in particular you need to have completed or be in the process of completing a Master’s or equivalent degree in an area of study relevant to the School.

Further details about eligibility criteria for study at the School can be found at: http://www.mind-and-brain.de/doctoral-program/application/requirements/