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


Doctoral candidates

Full doctoral members of the RTG 2386 will be provided with three-year salaried positions.

Positions for three-year periods have been advertised in 2018 (with deadline 19 July, to start in October 2018), 2019 (with deadline: t.b.a., to start in October 2019), and 2020 (with deadline t.b.a., to start in October 2020).

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

Salaried positions vs. scholarships:

In order to learn about the difference between salaried positions and scholarships/stipends, and to find out about funding for doctoral studies in general: see internal link to section “Funding” of the doctoral program of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain.

Fast-track students (combining Master’s program and doctoral study)

The one-year fast-track phase will be financed by scholarships of €800/month. There will be two fast-tracks scholarships available in both 2018 and 2019.

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”)

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: 06 July 2018