KI-NIH for PhD

Short description of the KI-NIH PhD programme in Neuroscience

Karolinska Institutet (KI) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. have a shared interest in scientific progress and in fostering collaborative research in the fields of Neuroscience and Psychiatry.

In 2017, KI and NIH renewed the KI-NIH Joint Doctoral Training Program in Neuroscience (KI-NIH PhD Programme). The programme originally began in 2001 for the purpose of training doctoral students and promoting ground-breaking research leading to a better understanding of brain function, neurological diseases, neuropsychiatric disorders and new medical diagnostics and treatments.

The program provides the possibility for a doctoral student to divide his/her PhD training between the two participating institutions.  The student spends a minimum of 18 months of the project at an NIH laboratory.  Supervision is shared between researchers from both institutions. This allows the students to benefit from a broad scientific experience and international exposure. The doctoral degree is awarded at KI after four years of study.

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