Funding 2019

Research Training Group (RTG) 2386 “Extrospection. External access to higher cognitive processes”


Doctoral research positions (= for students with a Master's degree)

(1) Full doctoral members of the RTG 2386 will be provided with three-year salaried positions.
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(2) The application period for the three-year positions 2020–2023 will run from April 2020 (for start on 1 October 2020).

(3) We will also accept associated doctoral members. These associated researchers will have to bring their own funding to the RTG. Normally, potential associated doctoral candidates apply with the same deadlines as all other candidates. If you have queries about the procedure, please contact mb-extrospection-please remove this

Fast-track students (from Bachelor's degree to doctoral studies)

(1) The one-year fast-track phase October 2019 to September 2020 will be financed with scholarship of €800/month.

(2) To be eligible for the fast-track option, students with a Bachelor's degree will have to have applied for (1–31 May of each year) and been accepted into the Master's program “Mind and Brain” first. (Read more about the Master's program “Mind and Brain”)

(3) The best students of the Master's cohorts “Mind and Brain” 2018 (to start in October 2018) and 2019 (to start in October 2019) may apply for the fast-track option of the RTG. After being accepted by the admission committee of the RTG, they will pre-enrol as doctoral candidates and study a special program for one year. After positive evaluation (approx. after 10 months), they will become eligible for one of the three-year salaried doctoral positions in one of the RTG's 10 working groups.


This page last updated on: 20 May 2019