The program takes on four new students every year. Applications can be handed in any time. Applicants will be invited for an interview if their application meets the program’s expectations and a place is available.
Funding can be provided by research grants as part of larger ongoing projects at the two departments. Applicants can also address themselves to charities, industrial or governmental funds or other to obtain their own funding regarding equipment/running and/or personal costs during their fellowship. There will be no tuition fees on top of this.
The PhD program is associated with different research groups. This offers the PhD students the outstanding opportunity to be in close contact with researchers working on similar project. Cooperations exist with the Graduiertenkolleg "Emotions" and the Klinische Forschergruppe 130.
The PhD program includes a research colloquium and lectures of topics as follows:
- Methods of anxiety research
- Methods of pain research
- Biological and psychological aspects of chronic pain
- Biological and psychological aspects of anxiety disorders