PhD scholarships, Central European University

anne tamm annetamm at
Thu Jan 3 15:38:51 UTC 2013

PhD studentships are available for the doctoral program in Cognitive Science at Central European University (CEU).

 Department of Cognitive Science at CEU invites applications for 
doctoral student positions starting in September 2013. This is a 
research-based training program in human cognition with social cognition and learning as core themes. Research 
topics include cooperation, communication, social learning, cultural 
transmission, embodied cognition, joint action, developmental social 
cognition, strategic decision-making, problem solving, visual cognition, sensory and statistical learning, visual psychophysics, computational 
neuroscience, and social cognitive neuroscience. Students will follow 
courses in cognitive psychology, philosophy of mind, cognitive 
anthropology, computational cognition and linguistics, and will receive 
practical research training in the laboratories of the members of this 
new department.  
Admission criteria
Applicants are expected to hold an internationally recognized 
Master?s or comparable degree in the standard disciplines that 
constitute cognitive science. A comparable degree in other Social 
Sciences, Humanities, or other disciplines will also be considered in 
case of an excellent academic record. We will consider the applications 
of exceptional students who only hold a Bachelor degree, provided it is 
in a discipline closely associated to cognitive science.
Application materials
As part of their application package, applicants must submit the following materials as general CEU requirements:
	1. The completed Online Application Form 2013/2014 
	2. A curriculum vitae or resume, including a list of publications, if any
	3. Proof of English proficiency (please see CEU Language Requirements here)
	4. Two letters of recommendation
	5. Academic records - please see . 
A Department of Cognitive Science would like to add the following departmental specific requirements: 
	1. a research proposal of 1000 to 2000 words. The research proposal 
should include the research questions, aims and objectives of a research project that is related to the ongoing work in the department. The 
proposal should situate the project in the context of the existing 
literature, be clear as to the expected academic contribution, and 
outline possible appropriate analytical frameworks and methodologies. 
Note that, if admitted, students will not be expected to pursue the 
research project as it is outlined in the proposal (though it may form 
the basis of their doctoral work). The submitted research proposal will 
be used during the application process to assess the applicant's 
understanding of what doing research in cognitive science entails.
We encourage applicants to consult the website and approach 
appropriate members of the faculty in advance in order to check the 
suitability of their research plans.
Further details on admissions, please see (Detailed information about the Admissions Process and Admission Decisions are also available there.)
Application deadline:
	* January 24, 2013, 24:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST): General application deadline for the PhD program  
Key admission dates for 2013/2014 
	* February 16, 2013, 24:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST): standard test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, etc.) must be received
	* Late March (date TBA): CEU-administeredinstitutional TOEFL test held at all CEU test locations
	* April 1, 2013: admissions decisions made known to candidates online
Track your status
In order to learn the decision about your application to CEU, please login to your online application , and click "Track your status".
 note that in case you have applied to multiple programs, you will have a
 separate decision displayed in each application you have submitted.
Financial Aid: please go here for information about CEU financial aid packages. 
Acceptance by Order of Student Choice
Candidates may apply to two separate CEU departments, and must 
indicate their preferred and alternate department in all their 
applications. If an applicant is rejected by their preferred department, but accepted by the alternate one they will be offered admission by the alternate department. If the applicant is accepted by both, an 
admission offer will be made by the preferred department, not both. In 
exceptional cases, and upon written justification, applicants may be 
permitted to change the order of their preference ? notifying the CEU 
Admissions Office by February 16, 2013.

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