PhD-Organized Event Grants

The VDS CoBeNe invites CoBeNe PhD candidates to submit proposals for PhD-organized events, like workshops, retreats or talks by invited international speakers to strive collaboration and networking within CoBeNe and with international researchers.


Application deadline: continuously open for the current calendar year (depending on the available budget)
Amount: up to € 4.000,- for direct costs, including personnel (e.g. trainer) and non-personnel costs, including event travel & accommodation, materials and supplies.
Duration: usable until the end of the current year


All VDS CoBeNe PhD candidates are eligible to apply. We encourage to build a group of at least two VDS CoBeNe PhD candidates, ideally from separate research disciplines in CoBeNe: Psychological Sciences I Behavioural & Cognitive Biology I Neuroscience I Cognitive Humanities. Compliance with the regulations for CoBeNe PhD candidates (FÖP, doctoral thesis agreement, annual reports, TAC meetings) is necessary.

Proposal Selection Criteria
Creative ideas coupling research activity and networking will be prioritized, keeping the main objective on academic training and hands-on-experience. Priority in proposal content:

  • Innovativeness and originality of the proposed event
  • Feasibility including a budget- and time plan

Topics can range from exploring new paradigms in theory and practice, from field methods to statistics, or any kind of relevant training.

Application documents

  • Short proposal not longer than 2 pages or 3.000 characters describing the aim
  • Project team of at least two VDS CoBeNe PhD candidates
  • Budget- and time plan
  • Short support letter from your supervisor(s)
  • Email all required documents in one PDF file to