The Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience (NRSN) works to coordinate and improve educational activities for PhD candidates in neuroscience.  By combining the specific expertise of four partner institutions (NTNU, University of Oslo, University of Bergen and Norwegian University of Life Sciences), NRSN aims to facilitate the PhD research training that will enable the next generation of Norwegian-trained neuroscientists to face the great challenges and opportunities in the field.

NRSN is funded by the Norwegian Research Council, with an annual budget of around 3 mill NOK. The NRSN board is composed of representatives from all partner institutions, and the daily management is hosted by the Faculty of Medicine, NTNU.

Membership in NRSN is open to all neuroscience PhD candidates who are working at a Norwegian institution, including research program medical students. Registered members keep all formal affiliations to their home institution and research group: NRSN represents a supplement to the existing PhD programs in Norway.

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International Training Grant

We offer individual grants of up to 20000 NOK to participate in neuroscience courses abroad. A new call for applications is just out!

Application deadline: 31 August 2015.
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PhD supervisor workshop: Trondheim, 12-13 October 2015

Organized in collaboration with MedIm - Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience.

Registration deadline: 1 September
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Summer School 2015

The first NRSN summer school will be on the topic "Understanding measurement in neuroscience", and is organized by the University of Oslo on 16-22 August 2015. Read more.


PhD Conference 2015

This year's PhD conference will take place at Panorama Hotel at Sotra, on 21-23 September 2015.  Read more