- Create a profile
- Once you have a profile, you can start filling in the required information and to upload the required documents (see "What do I need to supply?")
Only complete applications via this platform can be processed.
Who can apply?
Formal qualification is a MSc or equivalent degree.
Outstanding candidates with a BSc degree are also eligible after assessment of their qualification.
What should I have studied?
The Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin offers a great variety of scientific disciplines amonst its researchers. Please, see our list of PIs to learn about the full academic spectrum covered by the Einstein Center! To apply for our program it would be helpful but not mandatory if you would have studied one of the following subjects (alphabetical order):
- cognitive linguistics
- cognitive neuroscience
During the registration process I was asked in which program I am currently enrolled. But, I already finished my studies. What shall I do?
Please, tick 'Master´s program or equivalent'!
Can I apply for both the ECN PhD Fellowship program and the Berlin School of Mind and Brain Fellowship program?
Yes, you can. However, please use two different email addresses for each application
Why did I not receive the verification email?
This a problem mostly googlemail users will face. Unfortunately, for unknown reasons gmail/googlemail blocks our emails. However, even without a verified email address you can proceed with your application. Try to verify your email address from within our application portal!
What do I need to supply?
Interested candidates should submit a CV, two letters of recommendation and a letter of motivation/intent. This letter should also include a short description of the applicants' academic and research interests, nominating up to three potential labs within the consortium. Please note that you are free to change your preference during the application process or during lab rotations. Reference letters can be handed in with the application or submitted separately by the reference.
When is the application phase for the next round of fellowships?
The application deadline for the second cohort of ECN PhD Fellows was January 14, 2018. The Einstein Center is committed to providing a limited number of PhD Fellowships every year to aspiring national and international scientists. The application portal will open again in December 2018 and close accordingly in January 2019.
Can I apply again, if I was rejected the year before?
Yes, you are welcome to apply again.
The proposal should contain:
- A summary, including the relevant professional experience of the applicant and the relevance of the proposed project in the scientific context.
- Detailed description of planned methods.
- Detailed description of the research to be conducted, including hypotheses.
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (grade "B" or higher)
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (grade "C" or higher)
IELTS Academic (6 or higher)
TOEFL-iBT (score 80 or higher)
TOEFL-PBT (score 550 or higher)
CEF (C1 or higher)
UNIcertF (level III or higher)
All applicants must submit an English translation of their transcripts. We accept English-language translations provided by certified translators with knowledge of educational records and terminology.