The Application Process

Application 2023 closed

The SCIoI & ISAB  Summer School is aimed at attendees from the different fields of intelligence research, including robotics, psychology, neuroscience, computer vision, biology, etc, and from different career stages (Master, PhD, Postdoc, and Junior PIs).  We will consider applicants with a variety of scientific backgrounds such as biology, ecology, physics, computer science, engineering. What’s important is that you have basic quantitative skills and moreover provide a motivational letter that shows your interest in the theme of “Embodied Intelligence – Perception and Learning in Nature and Robotics”.

Through the online application system, you will be asked to provide personal details, a motivational letter (including a paragraph about your quantitative skills and why you are passionate about the topic of “Embodied Intelligence – Perception and Learning in Nature and Robotics”), a CV, and a research abstract describing your current research to be presented during this Summer School  (poster session). Some research abstracts will have the opportunity to be presented as spotlight talks.

Furthermore, please ask a scientist familiar with your work to send a letter of recommendation to the e-mail address

We will provide accommodation for six nights, from 20 until 26 August.

For those who are unable to otherwise cover their travel costs, we offer travel grants ranging from €200 to €1000 depending on the location of the grant receiver. We expect to award up to €200 for applicants coming from within Germany, up to €400 for applicants living in Europe and up to €1000 for applicants coming from outside of Europe. In order to receive a travel grant, you will need to hand in all relevant receipts before the summer school takes place. Note that in the case of train travel we are only able to reimburse second class tickets, while flight tickets can be only reimbursed for economy class.

SCIoI and the TU Berlin are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We therefore especially encourage applications from students from underrepresented and underprivileged minorities.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 31 March 2023. Review of applications will end in April 2023. Upon informing accepted students, we will also send them the registration information, by 1 May 2023.

Application 2023 closed