International Doctorate for Experimental Approaches to Language And Brain

Medical and Health SciencesSocial SciencesPsychology

The Erasmus Mundus doctoral Program International Doctorate for Experimental Approaches to Language And Brain (IDEALAB) is a laboratory-based program offered jointly by an international consortium of 19 EU and non-EU institutions. Its aim is to train doctoral candidates to meet the new scientific challenges in a rapidly developing field and conduct original and independent research on experimental and clinical aspects of language and the brain in unimpaired populations of adults and children as well as in language impaired children and adults.


The three-year IDEALAB program is module-based with a fully-integrated curriculum. Every doctoral candidate receives training in research and transferable skills at a summer school and annual winter schools in the following areas:

  • Publication & Presentation
  • Employment
  • Technological & Research Methods

IDEALAB aims to equip candidates to become genuinely international researchers by providing them with the benefits of experience across different laboratories and international settings. Candidates typically spend most of the doctoral phase at their own universities, visiting one or two other universities during a mobility period lasting 6-12 months. In addition, candidates may spend up to three months at one of the associated partners in the health or education sector or in one of the neuroimaging labs.

programme  european union Prof. Dr Barbara Höhle Anja Papke

Erasmus Mundus, laboratory-based, language, brain

Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Barbara Höhle
Coordinator: Anja Papke
Universität Potsdam
Faculty of Human Sciences
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Golm
Telephone: +49 331 9772931
Deadlines: 31th January 2020
Places: no fixed number
Scholarships: 8 - 9 per year