Welcome at the Vienna Doctoral School in Cognition, Behaviour and Neuroscience


The VDS CoBeNe is one of four Doctoral Schools at the University of Vienna established in March 2016. It aims to foster interdisciplinary interactions between research groups in cognitive-, behavioural- and neurosciences at University of Vienna through a coordinated, structured and internationally recognized PhD education.
The mission of the VDS CoBeNe is to enhance academic and professional development of PhD candidates, to advance intellectual communication and scholarship across disciplines and to promote cultural diversity, scientific integrity and international collaboration.

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reimbursement for our phd fellows decided

In the last meeting of the steering committee we have decided to offer each of the CoBeNe PhD fellows the opportunity to apply for reimbursement of costs associated with their PhD of up to 1000€. The money is meant to support your thesis and can be used for any activities like attending conferences, buying material, paying subjects etc.; it can be spent at once or across the entire PhD period. All what you have to do is to fill in the form in advance giving the information how much you need at which time and what the money shall be used for. We will then tell you how to proceed.

We anticipate that this offer will be used intensively and we are curious about how you are going to spend the money. Based on the outcome, we hope to be able to finetune our funding plans in the future. Please don't forget to mention the support by the VDS in the acknowledgments of your presentations/papers.

Wish you an interesting conference time and all the best for the summer!

Cross Disciplinary Seed Grants Awarded

Thank you to each of those PhD fellows who have applied for our first Cross Disciplinary Seed Grant call 2017! After careful consideration of the evaluation and written recommendation of the interdisciplinary jury, we decided to honor all three accepted applications due to their ranking:

  1. Lisa A. Rosenberger, Jürgen Goller and Martina Stocker: "Effects of Free Partner Choice and Facial Attractiveness on Cooperation and Testosterone Reactivity"
  2. Jessie Adriaense and Vedrana Slipogor: "Empathy and personality in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus): a multi-method approach"
  3. Vinoth Babu Veedin Rajan: "Platynereis cOpsin1 - Solar vs Lunar Light sensor"

Our Office

You can find our office at Althanstraße 14, Department of Cognitive Biology, 1090 Vienna.