PhDs’ initiatives at the Annual Conference
- Intergenerational Feedback Session: Call for Participation!
IMISCOE Solidarity Fund and the PhD Network
PhD Network’s Blog
The IMISCOE PhD Network keeps growing and, more and more, it aims at representing a stable reference point for early-career researchers working on migration and integration-related issues across Europe and beyond. In 2019, it will do so by further enhancing Training and Networking opportunities for PhDs, so as to create opportunities for young scholars to meet senior researchers to receive advice from, as well as other peers with whom to exchange ideas and resources. Below are listed the activities planned for 2019 and the updates from our Blog! Stay tuned!
1. PhDs initiatives at the IMISCOE Annual Conference in Malmo
The PhD Network will organize four Training and Networking activities on the morning of the first day of the Conference, June 26th 2019: three Workshops and the Intergenerational Feedback Session.
Workshop 1 “HOW TO GET RESEARCH FUNDING”
Workshop 2 “WRITING AN EFFECTIVE ABSTRACT FOR A CONFERENCE”
Workshop 3 “TEACHING CONTROVERSIAL MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION
Intergenerational Feedback Session: PhDs will have the chance to receive personalized feedback on their research and their possible career path from senior researchers in small group discussions.
Find more details about the Workshops and of the Intergenerational Feedback Session on the Conference Portal on this page. While participation in the workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis (registration via the Conference Portal), the Intergenerational Feedback Session will be based on a Call for Participation à Read the call here!
2. IMISCOE Solidarity Fund and the PhD Network
IMISCOE has taken the commitment to offer support to scholars whose academic freedom is at risk in countries whose governments are increasingly taking repressive measures targeting academics and research endeavours. It did so by establishing the IMISCOE Solidarity Fund, which provides concrete support to scholars at risk by offering them the opportunity to be hosted by an IMISCOE Member institute. While the Fund is open to the participation of academics at any stage of their career, we deem that it is young scholars, in particular, who are more vulnerable when academic freedom is in danger, as their
possibilities to work and make plans for the future are especially compromised in such situations. PhDs are depending on their supervisors to finish their dissertations. This makes them especially vulnerable since not only can they be threatened because of their own work and ideas, but also indirectly through their supervisors. Therefore, IMISCOE PhD Network wishes to become a reference point for PhD candidates who fear for their work and safety and we want to reach out to young scholars who need support while doing their research.
- Call anyone who might be interested in this opportunity to apply to the Fund by sending a statement letter (if possible, indicating existing connections to IMISCOE institutes or the IMISCOE research network in general), a CV and a work plan, clarifying their dissertation topic and what still needs to be done. The statement letter should also indicate the risk that the applicant is facing. We also kindly ask for a reference person whom we can contact for further information about the applicant.
- Strongly encourage PhDs across the world to spread the news about this opportunity throughout their networks of peers and friends.
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