Einstein Training Program and Core Curriculum

   Scheme of the Curriculum

Einstein Training Program (ETP)

What makes the Einstein Training Program so attractive?

The ECN will invest great care in organizing and evaluating structures and projects to harmonize the existing training programs in Berlin with the goal of achieving a strong collaborative research landscape in the neurosciences and a master‘s and PhD education equal to the highest international standards.

Our research program is characterized by unique collaboration and partnerships

The ECN proposes the establishment of an Einstein Training Program (ETP). This will be a central structure within the ECN, coordinating and expanding all its educational and mentoring activities.


Our PhD program will train students to become experts in neuroscience research and related disciplines.
The students take part in an interdisciplinary ECN curriculum, as well as courses offered by our partner institutions.
Learning about the research questions and methodologies of different scientific fields will help students to define and pursue their own research focus. During their training, students can choose different tracks to generate an individualized curriculum.

  • Initial boot camp for all students (crash courses in all relevant disciplines)
  • Initial lab rotation period of 6 months
  • Individual assessment to identify core curriculum
  • Continuing education program
  • Supervision via PhD committees
  • Encouraging and supporting independence in excellent young scientists
  • Student fellowships

The first call for fellowships will be announced in fall 2016 – fellowships will start fall 2017.

Career Options for bachelor students:
Outstanding candidates with a bachelor’s degree are welcome to apply!
The curriculum is currently being finalized.
For information regarding your application please contact: info(at)ecn-berlin.de