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International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE)

Research Focus

The target phenomenon of LIFE is the development of human behavior from infancy to old age. LIFE takes an integrative and interdisciplinary approach to identifying, understanding, and possibly ameliorating the mechanisms and conditions that shape the human life course. It actively promotes international networking and communication as an integral part of graduate training.


Neuroscience, Psychology, Sociology

Program Type and Funding

International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS)

Responsible Institution

Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, University of Michigan, University of Virginia, Universität Züric


Up to 10 doctoral candidates per year; up to 6 scholarships available

Start of Program

April / October

Application Deadline

November 30