GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE TRAINING PROGRAM OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL NEUROSCIENCES AMSTERDAM ROTTERDAM
The Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam Rotterdam (ONWAR) offers a training program for Ph.D.-candidates performing their Ph.D. research in the field of neuroscience at the Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam (VU University Amsterdam and VU University medical center), the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (KNAW) or the Department of Neuroscience, ErasmusMC Rotterdam. The aim of the training program is to provide graduate students with an adequate overview of the neurosciences allowing them to be involved in multidisciplinary brain research and increasing their national and international career opportunities.
To achieve these goals the training program consists of a Ph.D.-research project and related courses on the one hand and general courses not directly related to the research project on the other. The latter include training in presentational skills, grant writing and in-depth courses on the physiology and pathology of the CNS.
Ph.D. candidates will be appointed at participating departments or institutes. A contract between the candidate and the appointing organization is prepared in which the training program is described. In order to enrol in the graduate school, this contract needs to be approved by the training committee and the directory board of ONWAR.
Ph.D.-candidates who want to enrol in the school are expected to hold a M.Sc. degree in the field of neuroscience. If this is not the case, the teaching committee will assess the candidate's curriculum and may request the candidate to follow a general introductory course in neuroscience, which is provided through the Master's program of the participating universities.
The training program organized under the supervision of the training committee of ONWAR consists of the following components, together accumulating to 450 hrs or more of training:
Introduction to ONWAR (24 hrs)
Attendance of three-four annual meetings ONWAR/RMI (for PhD-students with a 4-year project 100 hrs; for PhD-students with a 3-year project: 75 hours)
Swammerdam Lectures (for PhD-students with a 4-year project 20 hrs; for PhD-students with a 3-year project: 15 hours)
Neuroscience courses (at least 160 hours)
Extra courses (100 hours)
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