Join the International Max Planck Research School for Brain and Behavior! In addition to being an exciting opportunity to join a competitive world-class training and research program in neurosciences, this can also be the first step for you to build a solid network with an exceptionally broad group of international scientists. We will provide you with a multitude of training opportunities, mentoring, and comprehensive measures for career development. The right to confer degrees remains with the IMPRS partner universities and you must meet all the admission and degree requirements of the university where you choose to study. The IMPRS for Brain and Behavior will provide financial support for the duration of your studies.
How to apply
Please, complete the On-line application form and submit the following mandatory information:
- Letter of Motivation including a clear statement regarding the areas of scientific interest for your graduate research
- Curriculum vitae
- Two Referees – contact information for two referees (former advisors/professors). We will contact your referees directly by email for the recommendation letters.
- Copies of relevant academic certifications
- Copies of relevant transcripts of study
- Copy of your passport (page with relevant identity information)
Note: Results of GRE subject tests and English language proficiency tests are not required but are strongly encouraged.
You will receive an email confirmation if your application is successfully submitted.
*Remember, your application is not complete and will not be evaluated until we notify you by email that your letters of recommendation have been received.
IMPRS Selection Process
Phase 1: Exceptional candidates chosen by the selection committee based on their online application materials will be invited to attend a Selection symposium.
Phase 2: The Selection Symposium will be March 14 – 16, 2016 in Bonn, Germany. The Selection Symposium includes interviews with members of the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee makes the decision on eligibility for admission to the IMPRS for Brain and Behavior program and will announce their determinations on March 16th.
Applicants will also have the opportunity to discuss their previous research experience future research interests with faculty who have available positions. Time is reserved in the evenings for informal interactions with committee members, applicants, faculty, and local graduate students.
The positions must start no later than 6 months after the Selection Symposium.
Your hotel and travel expenses will be paid by us.
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