Usefull information 2007 PhD Workshop

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  • July 10, 2007

PhD students wishing to join the workshop are required to submit an abstract not later than February 28, 2007 accompanied by a letter of introduction.

They’ll get notice of the acceptance of their application on April 15, 2007 at the latest.

 The abstract (maximum 500 words) should include:

The aims and objectives of the research
Brief research methodology
 The letter of introduction should include:

Stage in PhD process
Whether you have previously participated in an AESOP PhD workshop
What you hope to achieve joining the PhD workshop
 Workshop presentations and papers

The workshop will be a mixture of small working groups and plenary sessions. Each of the five mentors will work with a small group of 6-7 students. In these small working groups, each participant will have a 45-minute session to present her/his research (max 20 minutes presentation) followed by an informal discussion and feedback.

The participant’s presentations as well as their full paper may focus on one or more of the following:

Main theme of PhD
Relevance to planning literature
Research methodology
Major obstacles in developing research
Preliminary results
Participants should also state what they would like the discussion to focus on.

Full papers must not exceed 5000 words (excluding references and tables).

The workshop requires active participation during the three days. In addition, participants will be asked to:

Read full papers of other participants in their working group in advance in order to identify points for discussion and clarification
Act as a referee for another student in the same group and provide detailed feedback
Give individual feedback about the success of the workshop, a summary of which will be presented to the AESOP General Assembly, ExCo, Corep and AESOP Young academics co-ordination team.
Cost of the workshop

There will be a cost associated with the workshop, meals and accommodation. As planning and preparation are in the early stages, efforts are currently being made to keep these costs to a minimum, including the negotiation of subsidies. The fees are expected to be around 290 Euros.

More detailed information about the workshop is provided on the AESOP Congress websites: