DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS (BERLIN)
The International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE) seeks applicants
3 three-year Doctoral Fellowships
The International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE) is a joint
international PhD Program of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development,
the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the University of
Michigan, the University of Virginia, and the University of Zurich. The goal of the
Research School is the study of the development of human behavior from infancy
to old age. LIFE takes an integrative and interdisciplinary approach to identifying,
understanding, and possibly ameliorating the mechanisms and conditions that
shape the human life course.
The target groups of the Research School are international post-diploma or postmaster’
s graduate students who intend to pursue a doctorate in one of the relevant
disciplines (biology, computer science, economics, educational science, neuroscience,
psychology, sociology). As a collaborative Research School, LIFE offers unique
training in the dynamics of human behavior on different time scales and includes
opportunities for research abroad at one of the cooperating institutions. The training
program involves seminars, a series of academies, and collaborative supervision
of research training. Detailed information, including the roster of faculty at the
various institutions, can be found at www.imprs-life.mpg.de
The advertised fellowships will all be located at the three collaborating institutions
in Berlin, Germany. Depending on participants’ schedules, the Research School will
commence in April or October 2018. Working language is English. For the Berlin
participants, the doctoral degree shall be granted by the Humboldt-Universität zu
Berlin or the Freie Universität Berlin. Positions will be contract-based.
Requirements: Applicants should hold, or anticipate receiving very soon as shown
in supporting documents, a master’s degree, diploma or equivalent in one of the
The Research School is committed to employing more handicapped
individuals and especially encourages them to apply.
Deadline: November 30, 2017. Decisions about admissions are
scheduled for the March 2018.
See www.imprs-life.mpg.de for details about the application
procedure and the online application form.
If you have further questions, please contact Silke Schäfer,
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Lentzeallee 94,
14195 Berlin/Germany, Phone: +49-(0)30-82406-373,