Germany: 10 Research Grants for PhD Students and Postdoc Researchers

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The Graduate School Cognitive Interaction Technology at Bielefeld University, Germany offers

10 Research Grants for PhD Students and Postdoc Researchers

The Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University has been established in the framework of the Excellence Initiative as a research center for intelligent systems and cognitive interaction between humans and technical systems. The CITEC agenda comprises the central topics of motion intelligence, attentive systems, situated communication, and memory and learning. It combines the knowledge of computer scientists, biologists, physicists, sports scientists, linguists and psychologists in order to understand the processes and functional constituents of cognitive interaction. In addition, research and development are directed towards establishing cognitive interfaces that facilitate the use of complex technical systems.

The Graduate School Cognitive Interaction Technology offers research grants for PhD students and Postdoc researchers willing to contribute to the cross-disciplinary research agenda of CITEC. The international profile of CITEC fosters the exchange of researchers and students with related scientific institutions. A structured training program offers support for scientific career advancement and professional orientation.

We invite applications from outstanding young scientists. Successful candidates must hold an excellent academic degree (MSc/Diploma/PhD) in the related disciplines, be already engaged in research, and proficient in both written and spoken English. The research grants will be given for the duration of three years starting winter term 2008.

Complete applications include: a cover letter providing information about the qualification and the motivation of the candidate, a CV including publication list and research experience, certificates of academic qualifications, as well as a description of the research interests with regard to the research areas of CITEC (max. 8500 characters). Please provide your documents as electronic data (pdf).
Applications for PhD grants shall contain the sketch of a PhD project, or the explanation of the individual research interests of the candidate within the research agenda of CITEC.
Please do not hesitate to contact CITEC researchers in advance if you want to concretize your project idea. For a complete list of researchers, visit: .

Postdoc researchers are asked to provide the outline of a research project pertinent to the CITEC research objectives.

We welcome applications from severely handicapped people. We particularly welcome applications from women. Given equal suitability, qualifications and professional achievement, women will be given preference, unless particular circumstances pertaining to a male applicant predominate.

Applications arriving no later than September 14, 2008 will be guaranteed to receive full consideration in the current call. Please submit your application to Prof. Thomas Schack, Head of Graduate School

Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology
Prof. Thomas Schack
Head of Graduate School
Cognitive Interaction Technology
CITEC Geschäftsstelle
Universitätsstraße 25
33615 Bielefeld

Contact address: Claudia Muhl, Manager of Graduate School phone: +49-(0)521-106-6566.
For further information about CITEC, please visit:

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