Curriculum Vitae

Matthias Schurz, PhD.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, & Behaviour
Radboud University
Montessorilaan 3, 6525 HR Nijmegen | B.0305

Research Positions: 
  • 2019-2021: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-Doctoral fellow at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen. Hosts: Rogier Mars and Harold Bekkering.
  • 2017-2019: Erwin-Schrödinger Post-Doctoral fellow at the Dept. of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. Hosts: Jerome Sallet and Rogier Mars.
  • 2016: Post-Doc and Scientific Coordinator of the Doctoral College “Imaging The Mind” (Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of Salzburg). PIs: Prof. Manuel Schabus, Prof. Josef Perner. (
  • 2012 -2015: Post-Doc at the Dept. of Psychology, University of Salzburg. Working in the ToM Research Group. PI: Prof. Josef Perner.
  • 2011: Researcher (tenured) at Austria's National Institute for the Development of the Educational System ("Bundesinsitut BIFIE")  
  • 2008-2011: PhD student position within the Austrian Science Fund funded project “Reading other's mind by mental simulation” and “Brain dysfunctions underlying developmental dyslexia”.

  • 2008-2011: PhD Student at the Unversity of Salzburg. Graduation PhD (Dr.rer.nat) with highest possible grades.
  • 2003-2008: Studied Psychology and Computer Science in Salzburg. Graduation with Master of Science (M.S., Mag.rer.nat) in Psychology.

Grants and awards: 
  • 2019-2021: European Commission. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship. Role: Main-Applicant. Title: “ToMComputations” (EU project 844734)
  • 2017-2019: Austrian Science Fund. Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship. Role: Main-Applicant. Title: “Neural Hierarchy for ToM in the TPJ“ (J4009-B27)
  • 2017-2019: German Research Foundation. Scientific Network. Role: Co-Applicant and sponsored network-member. Title: "Understanding Others - Integration of Social Cognitive and Affective Processes" (SCHN 1481/2-1).
  • 2011-2014: Austrian Science Fund. Standalone Project. Role: Co-Applicant and named as to-be-funded post-doc in proposal. Project Title: “Longitudinal study of dyslexia” (P23219-B18)
  • 2010: Travel award by the University of Salzburg. 
  • 2005-2011: 3 Academic excellence awards by the University of Salzburg.