Call for Applications

2017 Neuroeconomics Summer School (July 17 - July 29)

Application Is Closed

You will receive our email regarding the selection result soon. Good Luck!


About 2017 Neuroeconomics Summer School

The goal of 2017 Neuroeconomics Summer School is to bring together post-docs and advanced graduate students in neuroscience, psychology, economics and related disciplines for intensive and advanced study of the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of neuroeconomics. The course will feature daily lectures, morning and afternoon, by leading international faculty on Neuroeconomics. Workshops and experimental projects will take place in the evenings.

Lecture topics include introductions to economics, the psychology of judgement and decision-making, the neuroanatomy and physiology of decision-making, and computational modelling. The course will cover experiment and theoretical work on economic decision making in humans as well as animal models. 

Who can apply? How?

Senior graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in neuroscience, psychology, economics and related disciplines are invited to apply. Those interested in attending the course should submit the following materials no later than  11:59 pm EST of March 10, 2017.

  1.  CV  

  2. A 2-page statement (around 1000 words) indicating your motivation why you are interested in participating. In this statement, please also indicate whether you need financial aid.

  3.  Two letters of recommendation sent by your references. Please let your reference send the recommendation letters to

  4. (optional) If you request for any financial aid, please provide a one page justification indicating the level of financial aid you are requesting for and the reason for your request.

Selection Procedure:

Selection will be based primarily on applicants’ research interests and motivations. We will also consider the balance of members' research disciplines and other factors that contribute to a diverse intellectual atmosphere. Applicants will notified by email at the end of March, 2017. Only 30 applicants will be selected.

Costs and financial aid:

  •  Tuition $2,000

The institute will provide lodging in student housing and meals in Shanghai.

Note that students will be responsible for their own travel (Airfare is NOT included in the tuition).

  • Financial Aid

Limited scholarship funds will be available to offset costs reduced tuition for students who cannot obtain sufficient support from their home laboratories or institutions. Such scholarships must be requested with the application. You must also submit a one-page statement indicating the level of scholarship you would like to apply for and justify why you need this funding. 

Application FAQs: 

1. I do not want to live in the student housing provided by the program . Can I find my own housing and pay less tuition? 
    A. The tuition will remain at $2000 USD regardless of where you choose to live. We highly recommend our students stay in the lodging provided to get the full experience of the summer school program. 

2. Can I apply if I am not a graduate student or Post doc scholar?
   A. This program is intended for those who have either completed a PhD program, are in the process of completing a PhD, or is currently a post-doc scholar in the field of Psychology, Neuroscience, Economics and related disciplines. 

3. Will there be on-site registration?
   A. No. You must submit an application by March 1, 2017 if you want to be considered for the program. 


For other questions regarding the application process please contact:

Ruby Chen (Program Coordinator):