Research positions 2019
Research Training Group (RTG) 2386 “Extrospection. External access to higher cognitive processes”
We will advertise the next round of doctoral positions in April 2020. Please wait for our announcement on these pages for the 2020 application round.
In October 2019, we are advertising fast-track opportunities for “Mind and Brain” Master’s students. Applications will be accepted until 17 October 2019, 23:59:59 CEST.
Two Fast-Track Stipends for students of cohort 7 (2019) for 2019–2020
The DFG-funded Research Training Group (RTG) 2386 “Extrospection. External access to higher cognitive processes” offers a structured and interdisciplinary doctoral program. It includes a fast track option for two master’s students from cohort 7 (2019) for 2019–2020.
How it works
Fast-track means that the master’s students acquire 90 ECTS during the first year 2019–2020. At the end of the first year, fast-track students will apply for one of the five available doctoral positions. Successful students will be admitted to a three-year salaried doctoral position in the RTG, unsuccessful students will complete the master’s program.
Applicants will have to hand in a two-page proposal for a potential doctoral project devoted to a problem in the field of extrospection as spelled out in the 10 research topics of the RTG “Extrospection”: www.mind-and-brain.de/rtg/research-topics/
The project proposal must relate clearly to one of the 10 research topics of the RTG.
Fast-track students will be supported with 800 euro per month for 12 months.
Start of stipends
Application deadline 2019
17 October 2019, 23:59:59 CEST
Who is eligible to apply?
- Students of the master’s programs „Mind and Brain“ (Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and students of „Philosophie - Neurowissenschaften - Kognition“ (Otto von Guericke Universität Magdeburg)
- Students with a GPA between 1.0 and 1.5
- All transcripts of BA/BSc and MA/MSc (if applicable)
- Motivation letter in which the applicant points out special qualifications which support the application (e.g. special educational background, lab experience)
- Two-page proposal for one of the 10 research topics of the RTG
Please hand in your application in electronic form in one pdf file named YourName_FastTrack.pdf to: mb-extrospection-please remove this email@example.com
(1) Fast-track stipends (applications expected in October 2020):Theoretically, students may apply for more than one research topic listed below, but they will have to hand in a distinct application for each topic. For that they have to be confident that by July 2020 they will be able to meet each topic's specific requirements (meaning: please assess your academic background, research experience and knowledge of methods realistically).
(2) Doctoral positions (applications expected in April 2020): Theoretically, students may apply for more than one research topic listed below, but they will have to hand in a distinct project proposal for each topic. For that they will have to meet each topic's specific requirements.
(3) Doctoral positions (applications expected in April 2020): Students may also apply with a research project developed by themselves pertaining to the general problem of “Extrospection”, but outside the distinct, defined topics listed below and thus outside the particular questions that the topics below raise. However, such new projects will have to fall within the general expertise of at least one of the Research Training Group's PIs listed below, in order to guarantee expert supervision for the proposed doctoral project. (Please check their research profiles on this website and/or on the internet.)
Research topics available for applications
Topic 1 - Epistemology of extrospection (Philosophy of mind)
PI: Prof. Dr. Michael PAUEN, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Topic 2 - Extrospection and consciousness in early modern philosophy (History of philosophy)
PI: Prof. Dr. Dominik PERLER, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Topic 3 - Structural models of phenomenality (Philosophy of science)
PI: Prof. Dr. Holger LYRE, Otto von Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Topic 4 - Introspection, extrospection and denial of privileged access in psychiatry (Philosophy of psychiatry and neurophilosophy)
PI: Prof. Dr. Sascha Benjamin FINK, Otto von Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Topic 5 - Reading mental states of others versus self - the case of autism (Psychology / Social neuroscience)
PI: Prof. Dr. Isabel DZIOBEK, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Topic 6 - Extrospective assessment of emotion in self and other and their neural correlates (Psychology / Social neuroscience)
PI: Dr. Laura KALTWASSER, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Topic 7 - Extrospection and confidence judgements in metacognitive tasks (Psychology / Metacognition)
PI: Elisa FILEVICH PhD, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Topic 8 - Brain Reading and extrospection (Neuroscience / Brain Reading)
PI: Prof. Dr. John-Dylan HAYNES, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Topic 9 - Numbtouch: Extrospection and introspection during weak somatosensory stimulation (Neuroscience / Neurology)
PI: Prof. Dr. Arno VILLRINGER, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
Topic 10 - Levels of extrospection in psychiatry (Psychiatry)
PI: Prof. Dr. Dr. Henrik WALTER, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin