ECNP Research Internship (ERI)

Junior ScientistsResearch_internshipThe ECNP Research Internship (ERI) is an initiative of ECNP and the ECNP Junior Member Advisory Panel (JMAP), and has been developed in collaboration with European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees (EFPT). It aims to provide short-term research internship opportunities for junior researchers, across the spectrum of applied and translational neuroscience.

For the 2018-2019 ERI round fifteen research internships will be supported.

Project outline
A selected group of senior researchers will offer a short two-week exploratory experience in their institutions.
The hosting mentor teaches the intern a basic translational research method which should be implemented at home upon return. The host is encouraged to establish a long term relationship with the intern.

Experiences from previous interns are accessible via the following links:

ECNP will fund up to 1,000 EUR to the junior scientist for the entire internship period to cover the travel and accommodation expenses.

How to apply
Are you interested in participating in the next ECNP Research Internship round? Please fill in the online application form.


The deadline for application is 22 January 2018.

All applications will be reviewed by the ECNP Educational Committee; applicants will be informed of the review outcome before 1 May 2018.

Please note
• It is not possible to apply for an internship if you have already participated in the programme during previous rounds.
• Upon application you will be requested to insert your motivation, including a short summary on what you would like to do in the two-week period, and if your project can be continued when back home.
• The internship is especially intended for junior scientists who do not have this opportunity in their own organisation or country.
• The initiative aims to provide opportunities for junior researchers, across the spectrum of applied and translational neuroscience: translational internships are therefore valued positively.

Below you fill find a list of senior researchers who will host the internship and also the internship description offered by them. You can read the description by clicking on the names of the individual researchers.