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The aim is to teach participants basic concepts, theories and techniques of Computational Neuroscience. Together with a mentor they develop an individual training program to supplement their previous experience. For this they may choose from a wide range of activities such as workshops, courses and lab rotations. These activities take place at numerous locations of the Bernstein Network as well as at further locations throughout Germany. A joint kick-off workshop with all participants and researchers and a final student retreat complement the two year-long training programs. A student can participate in either the first or the second component of the program.

Kick-Off Meeting 2017 in Göttingen

Kick-Off Meeting 2017 in Göttingen with new students and alumni


SMART
START 1

  • SMARTSTART 1 addresses students in their second year of their Masters' studies (the SMARTSTART year starts with the Kickoff Meeting prior to the Bernstein Conference and lasts until the Bernstein Conference of the following year)
  • experienced faculty mentors advise and guide students in the selection of courses
  • financial support for accomodation and travel to carry out training visits at participating institutions (e.g. lab rotations, block courses, summer schools)

 

SMARTSTART 2

  • SMARTSTART 2 addresses students, who have already aquired their Masters' degree and are planning a doctorate at program start (the SMARTSTART year starts with the Kickoff Meeting prior to the Bernstein Conference and lasts until the Bernstein Conference of the following year)
  • one year fully funded pre-PhD position
  • collaborative project between two labs including exchange visits (e.g. between an experimental and a theoretical lab)
  • voluntary attendance of lectures and courses offered by participating institutions