Research school for clinicians in psychiatry (KI-Region Stockholm)

Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Region Stockholm are offering a research school in clinical psychiatry for doctoral students working in Region Stockholm. The aim of the research school is to teach current knowledge of psychopathogenic mechanisms and to provide more advanced training in research methods, with an emphasis on quantitative methodology, in the field of psychiatry for clinical active doctoral students within the field.

Call for applications

11 places are available for the next research school starting in September 2021. The program includes 16 weeks of full time studies during two years, with four blocks of four weeks each. The deadline for applications is on the 9th of March 2021. Notification of admission will be given by the end of May 2021 at the latest.

Who can apply?

The research school aims at doctoral students at KI. Admitted doctoral students should not have completed their half-time review. The research school is for clinically active doctoral students working for Region Stockholm. Applicants should be clinically affiliated through a permanent position, a research residency block or other position that lasts the duration of the research school period.

If the applicant has not yet been admitted to doctoral education at KI at the time of application, the prospective principal supervisor shall estimate when the admission is planned to take place. The applicant must be admitted to doctoral education at latest three weeks before the course start during autumn 2021. After admission, complementary documentation of admission shall be sent to administrative officer Katarzyna Kumanowska.

Eligibility

To apply, you must be:

  • clinically active individuals working for Region Stockholm. Applicants should be clinically affiliated through a permanent position, a research residency block or other position that lasts the duration of the research school period by Region Stockholm or a partnered care provider that lasts the duration of the research school period
  • a doctoral student at KI or expected to be admitted to doctoral education at latest three weeks before course start

Assessment

Your application will be judged from two perspectives:

  • The project – scientific quality, feasibility and relevance
  • The applicant – experience and motivation

The applicants’ places of work will also be factored in so as to achieve a fair spread across hospitals and within Region Stockholm. KI’s equal opportunity targets will also be taken in account.

Applications

You application is to be submitted in the original with 4 stapled copies.

Your application is to contain the following information in the order given:

  • Application form
  • CV (max two pages) in English
  • Description of your research plan (max three pages) in English
  • Reasons for applying (why you want and need to take this particular research school) in English
  • Testimony in English from a supervisor confirming your suitability and need for the research school
  • Testimony from your clinical manager that you will be granted leave with salary to attend the research school
  • If applicable, a complementary description of the prospective supervisor is needed if the applicant have not yet been admitted to doctoral education at KI. (The applicant must be admitted to doctoral education at latest three weeks before the course start during autumn 2021. After admission, complementary documentation of admission shall be sent to administrative officer Katarzyna Kumanowska.)

Send your application to:

REGISTRATORSKONTORET
Label the envelope with reference code 3-5407/2020 
Karolinska Institutet
171 77 STOCKHOLM

Course periods

The research school comprises a total of 16 weeks of full-time study (24 credits) over two years, divided into four four-week blocks.

The research school reimburses each participant’s clinic a sum of SEK 6,748 + salary-related costs per week during the course periods on condition that the clinical manager (or his/her equivalent) testifies that the participant will be granted paid leave for each course period. During the course periods there will be no time or opportunity for any parallel clinical work.

The research school commencing 2021

Timeframe research school starting in 2021
Date from Date to
Block 1 2021-09-13 2021-10-08
Block 2 2022-01-24 2022-02-18
Block 3 2022-09-12 2022-10-07
Block 4 2023-01-23 2023-02-17

The research school commencing 2019

Timeframe research school starting in 2019
Date from Date to
Block 1 2019-09-16 2019-10-11
Block 2 2020-01-20 2020-02-14
Block 3 2020-09-14 2020-10-09
Block 4 2021-01-25 2021-02-19


The research school, which is to be completed in its entirety, includes the obligatory courses for doctoral students at Karolinska Institutet, as well as more advanced training of research methods, with an emphasis on epidemiological methods and biostatistics, including psychiatric research methods within genetics, neurobiology and brain imaging. Please note that the course Quality assurance of clinical research that is obligatory for students who are to conduct clinical research is not included in the research school’s course package. You find information about obligatory courses for doctoral students at KI in General syllabus for doctoral education in the subject of Medical Science.

After completing the research school, participants are expected to be able to:

  • formulate specific scientific hypotheses
  • design clinical experimental and observational studies
  • compose applications for research grants and to ethical review boards
  • conduct data-gathering procedures
  • analyse data, independently and with statisticians
  • interpret results
  • write scientific reports
  • critically review publications.

Contact

Katarina Howner

Research school director

Katarzyna Kumanowska

Administrative officer