Thank you for your interest. Applications are now closed !
Andy Prendergast and Alex Parrin. "Theory is my best guess." R. Feynman.

The ZENITH graduate programme will train 15 students in cutting-edge systems neuroscience. Students will undertake interdisciplinary research projects along with advanced workshops, scientific symposia and opportunities for industrial placements.

The three-year program is fully funded by ZENITH and will lead to the award of a PhD in Neuroscience by the relevant partner University (associated with the primary project supervisor). Working language throughout the programme is English.

Training will be overseen by the graduate program coordinator, Claire Wyart from ICM, Paris and all ZENITH group leaders.

Credit: Kristen Severi & Claire Wyart. "Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." R. Feynman.

Eligibility Criteria

ZENITH is looking for students from diverse backgrounds including Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. Applicants should note the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Applicants may be of any nationality.

  2. Applicants should hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant scientific field.

  3. Mobility Rule: Students must apply to a host institution in a country where they have not lived, worked or studied for more than 12 months in the three years prior to the start of the programme (September 2020). In most cases this will mean students move to a different country from that in which they carried out their bachelor’s or master’s degree.

  4. Students who have started research, must have less than 4 years of research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree at the time of recruitment by the host organisation.

  5. Applicants should express their preferences for 3 ZENITH projects.

Applicants can reach out to principal investigators to discuss eligibility and projects.

Credit: Martin Carbó-Tano & Claire Wyart. "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." A. Einstein.


  1. Application package available for download on ZENITH website

  2. Applications close

  3. Interviews of shortlisted candidates
    in Paris

  4. Lab visits for shortlisted candidates
    to Mar 15th, 2020

  5. Final decision

  6. PhD starts

  7. ZENITH Launch symposium & first workshop
    in Paris

Applications are now closed!

Each Partner is reviewing their applications. We will contact the Students who applied individually.

Thank you!