PhD Programs at International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course
LIFE provides an attractive research environment for exceptionally talented graduate students who intend to pursue an academic research and teaching career. During the program, doctoral students are advised by at least one member of the School's faculty. In the course of the training, the fellows obtain additional supervision and feedback from LIFE faculty at the partner institutions. LIFE fellows are encouraged to spend up to three months at one of the other cooperating institutions to engage in collaborative research and obtain supervision and feedback from LIFE faculty at the partner institutions.
The IMPRS aims to have a high share of international students. To be admitted to LIFE in Berlin students must have recently finished an M.A., Magister, or Diploma in a discipline relevant to the School's program (developmental and cognitive psychology, neuroscience, sociology, educational science, evolutionary biology, developmental and aging biology). Over two years, students receive a monthly scholarship to cover their living expenses. Upon acceptance into the second and third phase, the scholarship will be extended for another six months each (three years in total).
The application deadline is November 30, 2017