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Brain and Cognition/GSMS PhD positions 2020

In 2020, the UMCG Research Institute Brain and Cognition/Graduate School of Medical Sciences (GSMS) offers a maximum of two 3-year PhD positions to recent graduates who hold a master degree from the BCN Research Master Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences (N-track). PhD students will be employed by the UMCG and will have a regular 3-year PhD employee contract.

Who can apply?

Application is open to prospective PhD candidates who have successfully completed, or are about to complete, their degree from the BCN Research Master Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences (N-track) and who did part of their research at the UMCG.

Submission of the PhD proposal

Eligible students are invited to write and submit an original PhD research proposal under the supervision of a Brain and Cognition researcher. The topic of the PhD proposal should match with the objectives of one of the research programs of the Research Institute Brain and Cognition, UMCG. The supervising researcher should be a full member of one of the Brain and Cognition research programs.

A full PhD proposal should be submitted the following format, 'Instructions for application BCN Research Master (N-track) PhD Research Proposal 2020', and submitted, via email (e.t.kuiper-drenth umcg.nl with a cc. to bcn umcg.nl), latest June 15th, 2020

Evaluation of PhD proposals

The research proposal and the presentation will be evaluated by a committee composed by the director of Brain and Cognition, the coordinator of the N-track program, and two independent reviewers. The evaluation committee will rate all eligible proposals and will award maximum two PhD positions based on [1] the quality of the candidates (45%), [2] the quality of the research proposed (45%), and [3] its cultural, societal, technological or economic impact (10%).

Important dates

The deadline for submission is June 15th, 2020
The interviews will take place in the first week of July, 2020

GSMS PhD positions 2020

For ‘external students’, who have successfully completed a neurosciences-oriented Research Master’s other than the BCN N-track and want to apply for a UMCG-funded PhD position, a separate application round is organized. More information is available on the following website: GSMS PhD positions 2020

Last modified:22 May 2020 10.42 a.m.