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The INDP is an international Ph.D. programme in neuroscience organized by the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme. The programme was originally hosted by the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) and it is now located at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU).

The programme begins with one semester of intensive training that provides a broad foundation for innovative interdisciplinary work in basic or applied neuroscience, especially in the areas of neural systems underlying behavior. Students then have the opportunity to do rotations on labs of the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme (CNP), before becoming associated to a particular lab. From this point on, they conduct in-depth research on a focused topic, targeted to the last 3 years, leading to a Ph.D. thesis.