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With this platform, we aim to support early phd students (1st and 2nd year) who aspire to participate in the summer school and/or doctoral consortium.
To participate, you should have defined a research idea and question, revised the key theoretical background, identified the methodology and reflected upon potential contributions.
You can enroll from November 16 to December 6, but please bear in mind that you will need to allow enough time to complete MODULE 1, so the sooner you start the better!!
REGISTER HERE from November 16: https://forms.gle/TeqV49GCFTrgWHTK9
WHAT IS THE BOOT CAMP ABOUT?
We offer a package that includes different learning modalities. Throughout the course you will be provided with (1) a set of preparatory material regarding the nuts and bolts of writing a research proposal, (2) an interactive online event to learn and discuss participants’ experiences of putting their research ideas on paper, and (3) a guided exercise about providing a review on a peer’s research proposal to enhance participants’ learning.
Module 1 – Asynchronous – Drafting the Research Proposal – November 16 to December 13
In our first module, participants are asked to study the provided material and draft a research proposal. The material consists of: an introductory presentation that gives guidance on time management strategies, a presentation on the structure and content of a research proposal and a template that guides students through the actual writing.
The objective is to have a rough version of your proposal following the provided template, before the live event.
From November 16 you can access and have 4 weeks to self organize in working through the provided material.
Module 2 – Synchronous – Moderated Q&A session – December 14, from 16.30 to 18.00 (CET)
The second module is an interactive discussion in an online format. In this 1,5h moderated discussion a team of advanced PhD Students and young scholars will share their takes on formal and customary requirements for research proposals as well as their own experiences in drafting their proposals for IFERA. We aim to address common challenges to suggest potential remedies. In addition, we hope for participants to share their thoughts and reflections on their writing experience.
The objective is to empower participants in improving their existing drafts and to build confidence in writing research proposals in the future.
After the discussion, we introduce participants to the third module of developing a review for one of their peers’ proposals. In the last part of this event, we open breakout rooms to pair you with your review buddy. In this time you will be able to arrange details about your task and get to know each other better.
Module 3 – Asynchronous – Peer Review – December 15 to January 10
The last module is an assignment of reviewing a peer’s research proposal. While we introduce the assignment during the online event, we also provide a review template to guide participants. With the review, we hope to spark further reflection on participants’ own proposals as well as learning from others’ approaches. Participants are asked to self-organize the handling and discussion with the allocated peer.
The objective is to review, and revise proposals based on the feedback received.
We suggest providing an improved draft of the proposal for review by December 22 and finalizing the review by January 10 to have enough time to revise one’s proposal in due time before the submission closes.