Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Program "EuroSPIN"

next application deadlines: November 15, 2010 / March 30, 2011

Neuroinformatics combines neuroscience and informatics research to develop
and apply computational tools and approaches that are essential for
understanding the structure and function of the brain.

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Program "EuroSPIN" (European Study
Programme in Neuroinformatics) is inviting applications from students with a
background in biology, mathematics, physics, computer science, or
neuroscience (at the Master level or equivalent), in all cases with
quantitative skills. Documented interest in research activities (e.g.
demonstrated in the form of Master thesis work, or participation in research
related activities) is of large importance. Fluency in English is mandatory.

The four partners (Computational Biology Department, KTH, Sweden; National
Centre for Biological sciences, Bangalore, India; Department of Informatics,
University of Edinburgh, UK; Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany) are all
research leaders in the Neuroscience field, with complementary strengths. In
addition, two associated partners, the Honda Research Institute and Nordita,

Each student will spend most of the time in two of the partner universities,
and receive a joint (or double) PhD degree following successful completion
of the studies. The mobility periods, as well as the courses a student will
follow, will be tailored individually. During the PhD period each student
has one main supervisor from each of the two universities granting the PhD

In the application process, students are asked to indicate and motivate
their preferences regarding the constellation of partners and project

Excellent scholarship are available for students accepted to an Erasmus
Mundus Joint Doctorate programme. A stipend or employment contract will be
provided to all selected PhD students during the study time, which will be
between 3-4 years.

Application deadline for 2011 intake is November 15, 2010 (category A
students) and March 30, 2011 (category B students)

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