This 'Marie-Curie Initial Training Network' (funded by the EU) involved 15 groups at European Research Universities, Research Centers and Industrial Partners in 6 countries. The 4 year project ended in August 2013.
22 Ph.D. Positions were funded in the FACETS-ITN project in the following scientific work areas: Neurobiology of Cells and Networks, Modelling of Neural Systems, Neuromorphic Hardware, Neuro-Electronic Interfaces, Computational Principles in Neural Architectures, Mechanisms of Learning and Plasticity.
Ph.D. students participated in an exciting research programme and received a strongly interdisciplinary training in all scientific areas involved as well as in additional skills. The program also includes extended stays in several partner laboratories. Ph.D. degrees are/will be awarded by the universities of the partner groups. The positions were funded for up to 3 years by the Marie-Curie grant.
While each thesis has a primary scientific area, it is explicitly envisaged that the thesis projects bridge the gap to at least one of the other work areas.