Fully Funded International PhD Fellowships in Neuroscience, Austria

The International PhD College SPIN-Signal Processing in Neurons announces 9 PhD fellowships in Neuroscience. In order to obtain a PhD at their institution, students must carry out an experimental study and complete the courses in the PhD curriculum.

The SPIN doctoral school is a joined program set up by the Medical University of Innsbruck and the University of Innsbruck. It was established in September 2007 with the support of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

The signature feature of the SPIN PhD Program is its multidisciplinary interactions at the interface of molecular, system and clinical neuroscience.  Their aim is to reach a new level of understanding of the fundamental integrative processes that govern the inter- and intraneuronal signalling under normal and pathological conditions.

If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD programme.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the field of Neuroscience.

Scholarship Award: SPIN offers

  • A three-year fully funded PhD program in English (€ 2045,10 gross/month) and a possibility to extend to the 4th year
  • Opportunities for stays abroad
  • Assignment of at least two scientific advisors in addition to the supervisor, in order to ensure the interdisciplinary impact and support for your work
  • Journal clubs and bi-monthly progress reports
  • Academic retreats
  • Regular meetings with leading international researchers through the Program’s own scientific meetings and international lecture series
  • Access to specialized scientific soft- and hard-skill courses and career development opportunities
  • Partnerships with other universities that are maintained for research and training exchange and lab rotations

Number of Scholarship: There are 9 PhD fellowships available.

Scholarship can be taken in Austria


  • Academic background: Masters’ degree in life sciences, bioinformatics, chemistry, pharmacy, psychology or human medicine graduate
  • Proficient user of the English language

Nationality: Citizens of all nationalities can apply for PhD fellowships.

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College Admission Requirement

English Language Requirement: If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

How to Apply:  Please submit the following documents in the English language via email (as a single, named document in PDF format using “lastname_firstname.pdf”) to the following address: spin-at-i-med.ac.at until March 31st, 2017. Please state, if you are submitting an application to the program in general, to a specific labor both. Please provide

  • An informal statement that gives insight into your qualifications and interest in specific neuroscience areas
  • CV
  • Transcripts of records or certificates of your Master’s degree (with indication of credit system)
  • The names and contact details of at least two former supervisors or lecturers that may be contacted by SPIN (letters of recommendation may be added)

Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 31, 2017.

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