3rd International Autumn School on Movement Science, 3 - 8 October, Berlin, Germany

Publish Date: Jul 08, 2016

Deadline: Jul 22, 2016

Event Dates: from Oct 03, 2016 12:00 to Jul 08, 2016 12:00


Movement and mobility are relevant components for the quality of human life. The ability to move is one of the most impacting factors for self-determined human living. It is important for our physical, mental, psychological and social development. Mobility is a key element for the prevention and rehabilitation of metabolic, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders whereas restricted mobility can lead to cardiovascular diseases and musculoskeletal weakness.

The Berlin School of Movement Science (BSMS) provides an interdisciplinary education program based on scientific exchange and interaction, supporting PhD students to become highly skilled scientists in the fields of motor control and movement science.

The participating institutes of the BSMS are:

  • Department of Training and Movement Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Julius Wolff Institute, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Max Planck Institute for Human Development
  • Department of Medical Engineering, Technical University Berlin
  • Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)

International Autumn School on Movement Science

The Berlin School of Movement Science (BSMS) organises an International Autumn School on Movement Science for young scientists to give first-hand experience of the unique graduate training programme in the field of movement science.
The next International Autumn School on Movement Science will take place in Berlin from the 3rd to the 8th of October 2016.

In this Autumn School we want to provide an overview on movement viewed from different perspectives such as brain, central nervous system, bone, muscle and spine as well as its associated diseases and therapeutic options using physical activity.

Participation fee

The participation to the lectures is completely free of charge. Every participant is requested to provide for their travel and accommodation. If you need help to finance your travel, please note (see below) that the BSMS will award 10 travel grants.

Travel grants

10 Travel Grants available - Deadline 22nd of July 2016 at 16:00 UTC+01:00

The BSMS provides 10 travel grants to invite Master’s and PhD students from all over the world to participate in this Autumn School. The travel grants will cover travel expenses, accommodation and lunch for the whole duration of the Autumn School.

The registration fee for the Autumn School for the winners of the travel grant will be 200.00 € for each participant. All participants who receive a travel grant will have to pay the fee, which will be used to organise a rich parallel social programme. Bank account details will be provided for participants who have been accepted.

The Autumn School will be of particular interest to those Master’s and PhD students who are considering doing their doctoral or post-doctoral research in the field of movement science within our network. The 10 travel grants will be awarded depending on the quality of the application, merit and the relevance.

The 10 invited students will have the opportunity to talk about their work in three dedicated poster sessions in the afternoon of the first three days.

A dense social programme for the awarded students will be carried out aside the scientific one.

The call for application for travel grants to participate in the Autumn School is open from the 1st of May to the 22nd of July 2016 at 16:00 UTC+01:00.


The BSMS invites applications from students with a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree in biology, bioengineering, biomechanics, physics, sports science, medicine who have a special interest in movement science. Priority is given to those students who are at the end of their Master’s or PhD studies with a special interest to gain first-hand experience of the graduate training programme of the BSMS.

  • Participants with a Bachelor degree should be advanced level and carry out their Master thesis.
  • Participants with a Master degree should be doing their PhD or planning to do their PhD
  • Participants with a PhD degree should only have recently graduated (less than one year).

How to apply

If you have any questions regarding the requirements or the application procedure, please do not hesitate to contact the coordinator. This will avoid your application being rejected simply because you did not follow the required procedure.
Please complete this application form, prepare one PDF file by adding the additional documents in the order they are listed here and send this one PDF file to martina.piotrowski@hu-berlin.de.
The PDF file must not be larger than 10 MB. The application should include the following documents:

  • this completed application form
  • your CV including the addresse softworeferees copies of certificates publicationlist(if available).
  • English proficiency test (if available).

To find the online application form click "Further official information" below.

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