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8 Fully Funded PhD Scholarships at the University of Salzburg, Austria

posted Apr 9, 2011, 3:35 AM by Katon Dwi Kurniawan   [ updated Apr 9, 2011, 3:43 AM ]

International PhD Programme at the University of Salzburg

Imaging the Mind
Consciousness, Higher Mental and Social Processes

We are inviting applications for 8 fully funded PhD scholarships in the following interdisciplinary areas: biology, cognitive neurology, cognitive science, linguistics and psychology (clinical, cognitive, developmental and social). Faculty and research projects:

  • Hubert Haider: psycholinguistics of syntactic processing
  • Eva Jonas: Neural foundations of mortality awareness and reactance; reactance and perspective taking
  • Hubert Kerschbaum: sex-dependent differences in stress response and number processing
  • Wolfgang Klimesch: functional meaning of EEG brain oscillations, sleep and cognition
  • Gunther Ladurner: dementia (Alzheimers), consciousness in vegetative state
  • Josef Perner: theory of mind (perspective taking), consciousness, episodic memory
  • Frank Wilhelm: emotion regulation, stress, neural processes of mental disorders and psychotherapy
  • Heinz Wimmer: reading and dyslexia

The program will start 1st October 2011 and offers numerous benefits to its students: salary for a period of 3 to 4 years (including health and social insurance), equipped work space, cover of research consumables, specifictechnological training courses (e.g. fMRI, EEG), presentation, writing and teaching skill training, full funding ofcongress participation, workshops and international courses, including stays in foreign partner laboratories.

Candidates must hold a master’s degree or equivalent with a relevant specialization in one of the above listed academic areas of the programme at the time of entry. Prior application is possible. The language of the graduate programme (teaching) is English; hence English proficiency is indispensable. The programme strives for equal representation of female PhD students so women are especially encouraged to apply.

Guidelines for application

Form of application: Please send your application form, CV, and the copies of documents both, in electronicform (application form below) and by postal mail with the signed form.

Application form

Electronic application

  • Fill in the electronic application form
  • Print it out (for postal mail)
  • Submit the application form, CV, and scanned .pdf-documents to

Postal mail

  • Sign the print out of the application form and the declaration of consent
  • Send signed application form, CV, and copies of your documents by postal mail

Postal address of the graduate programme:

GC Imaging the Mind
c/o Astrid Sattler
University of Salzburg
Department of Psychology
Hellbrunnerstr. 34
5020 Salzburg, Austria

Deadline for application: 9th May 2011
The deadline is met by the electronic application. For postal mail, the date stamped on the envelope must be within the deadline.

Notification of pre-selection: End of May
Interviews for pre-selected applicants: Begin of July