Marie Curie PhD scholarships at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen


Applications are invited for two PhD positions at the Department of Psychology (University of Copenhagen) under the EC project INDIREA (Marie Curie Initial Training Network: Individualized diagnostics and rehabilitation for attentional disorders). General conditions for the positions are described on the website The positions are attached to PhD Projects 6 and 7, respectively, of INDIREA:

PhD Project 6: “Theory of Visual Attention (TVA) and ADHD” (supervisors: Claus Bundesen & Signe Vangkilde). The aim of this project is to develop the Theory of Visual Attention (TVA) to characterise attentional disturbances in individuals with ADHD.

PhD Project 7: “EEG -TVA analysis of ADHD” (supervisors: Claus Bundesen and Søren Kyllingsbæk). This project will use TVA in relation to EEG biomarkers of attention to characterise changes in attention in individuals with ADHD.

The positions are 3-year PhD scholarships. Enrolment is expected to begin on 1st April 2014


Under the terms of the EC funding, which aims to promote mobility within the research community, to be eligible for the post you must not have been resident in the country where the research training will be provided for more than 12 months in the past three years.

Additionally, you must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of your research career and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when you obtained the degree which would formally entitle you to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is envisaged. Exceptions to these criteria cannot be made.


Additional information

The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme is a three-year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study

Additional information about the study programmes is available on the Graduate School’s website:

In English:

In Danish

  • The Faculty welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ethnic background and citizenship.
  • In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.
  • An assessment committee will evaluate the applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee. When the assessment committee has finished the evaluation each applicant will receive the evaluation of his/her application. Selected applicants will be called for interview with the project director.


The 5+3 PhD study programme

In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year master’s degree programme in psychology or related fields, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the PhD study programme in Psychology for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid salary according to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the three-year employment period without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.

More information is available at: (English) (Danish).


The application must be submitted electronically no later than 31 January 2014.

The application must be submitted via the Graduate School´s website  (in English) or (in Danish)

Applications received after deadline or by regular mail will not be taken into account.

For further information please contact Claus Bundesen: email:, or Søren Kyllingsbæk, email: