Applications for 8 Doctoral fellowships in the 2017-2018 class of the International Neuroscience Doctoral Programme (INDP), hosted at the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown (CCU) in Lisbon, Portugal will be open from December 11th, 2017 to January 11th, 2018. Selected students are guaranteed a stipend and tuition support for 4 years.
During their first year in the INDP, students have one semester of intensive training that provides a broad foundation for innovative interdisciplinary work in basic or applied neuroscience. Students also have the opportunity to do rotations in CCU labs, before becoming associated to a particular lab. Students conceive, write, and develop their own research projects. A list of laboratories and research topics can be found.
Applicants must hold a Masters degree and/or a 4+ year undergraduate degree. Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to tackle difficult intellectual challenges, to learn new skills and ways of thinking and to work passionately as part of a research team. Predoctoral training in biological sciences (e.g. biology, medicine, bioengineering), quantitative disciplines (e.g. physics, mathematics, computer science) or related fields is important. The working language of both the INDP and the CCU is English, and candidates are required to demonstrate proficient English language skills.
Selection is a two-stage process. Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and a motivation letter. Candidates will be selected for interview based on these materials. Details of the evaluation process can be found in points 9 and 13.
The INDP is supported by the Champalimaud Foundation (Fundação D.Anna de Sommer Champalimaud e Dr.Carlos Montez Champalimaud) in the context of the project Programa de Doutoramento – PD/325/2012 – financed by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) / Ministério da Educação e Ciência (PIDDAC), with fellowships starting in March 2018. Regulations for FCT fellowships can be found.
The application form is available.
Please note that only applications submitted through the form will be considered. Any inquiries on the application process or eligibility criteria should be sent to.