• Education
Fundação Champalimaud

For a future

Generation of scientists

Since the beginning, Champalimaud Research (CR) has defined as one of its main goals the education of future scientists. For this, CR has developed and implemented several educational programmes, advanced courses and workshops. The most relevant is undoubtedly the International Neuroscience & Physiology Doctoral Programme (INPDP), the PhD programme of the Champalimaud Foundation.

International Neuroscience and Physiology Doctoral Programme (INPDP)

Graduate Training

A PhD Programme that is a reference in its field

The INPDP 2022 call is now Open. If you wish to apply, please fill in this form.

For more information about the INPDP, click here.


Created in 2017, the INPDP is now in its 12th edition, the last of which started in the beginning of 2019.

The International Neuroscience and Physiology Doctoral Programme (INPDP) provides students with an integrative, state-of-the-art education in either Neuroscience or Physiology & Cancer. A central goal of the programme is to foster inquiry and discovery by encouraging active participation, critical thinking, and problem-solving by the students. After an intense course work period, training is focused on graduate research work. Rotations in several labs of choice will allow students to get acquainted with the research being conducted in different laboratories before selecting a group and research project.

PhD students work in a supportive, inclusive, and collaborative environment that trains individuals to participate in the process of scientific inquiry leading to discoveries. Emphasis is given to diverse thinking, positive behaviour support, and well-being as core elements for creativity, critical thinking, and leadership.

Degrees are granted by our academic partners, the Universidade Nova de Lisboa or the Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Sociais e da Vida through our accredited INDP doctoral track.

International Neuroscience and Physiology Doctoral Programme (INPDP)
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