WOA 2023 XXIV Workshop in collaboration with EGOS Colloquium

Pre-Colloquium PhD Workshop 2023

Important dates and deadlines

  • Start of applications: Tuesday, November 1, 2022
  • Applications deadline:  Tuesday, January 10, 2023 [23:59 CET]
  • Successful applicants will be notified by the end of February 2023
  • Ph.D. workshop will be taking place on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, from 09:00 to 23:00 CEST, prior to the main 39th EGOS and WoA Colloquium 2023 in Cagliari.

What to expect?

The pre-Colloquium PhD Workshop is offered to a limited number of students in advanced stages of the dissertation journey (selection based on the quality of application) and best suits the needs of those working with qualitative or mix-method designs. It takes place on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, before the main EGOS Colloquium.
The workshop covers the following topics, among others:

  • Publication process.Participants will examine the publication process together with experienced scholars and journal editors in order to learn from cases of success and failure in formulating, writing, submitting, and revising papers for top-journal publication.
  • Art of reviewing.Experienced scholars and journal editors will also offer insights into the art of reviewing as an essential component of the peer-reviewed publication process. Understanding and appreciating the review process will help in writing high-quality reviews as well as in successfully addressing reviewers’ comments and publishing one’s own work.
  • Dissertation journey. The workshop will enable participants to approach their doctoral dissertations with renewed vigour by engaging in discussions on research design and methodologies with renowned colleagues and by reviewing their dissertation proposals with the help of others – fellow participants and more senior researchers who work in the respective area of scholarly inquiry.
  • International academic career.The mix of scholars from diverse academic backgrounds and institutions from around the globe is a key strength of EGOS, as well as of this workshop. Participants will gain exposure to similarities and differences across countries and continents in how academic processes work. This will also enhance their understanding with regard to different career opportunities and career paths.

The pre-Colloquium PhD Workshop is organized primarily around participative interaction. Students are expected to prepare assigned readings carefully prior to the workshop in order to be able to act as informed and active contributors. They will, however, not be asked to formally present their own work; rather, students will exten­sively comment on their dissertation projects in small roundtable sessions, with a senior academic as a facilitator and discussant.

Application guidelines

For ASSIOA members, Ph.D. pre-colloquium workshop application will require two obligatory steps:

  1. Application on the website of EGOS (follow the guidelines and procedures of EGOS).
  2. Applications should be send also to the WoA 2023 form.

Please apply for admission to the workshop by Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at the latest. You should do so by uploading (via the EGOS website) a single PDF file that contains the following mandatory sections:

  • Name + contact details, including e-mail address, and phone number;
  • Doctoral program,including affiliation, main area(s) of studies, name(s) of your supervisor(s), and stage of your PhD work (e.g., “3rd year finalizing data collection; initial data analysis ongoing; all coursework completed”). – Please indicate if you have previously applied to the EGOS PhD Workshop (when) and have not been offered a place;
  • A paragraph on how you will benefit from this workshop. Please clearly indicate your specific developmental needs (e.g., publishing, reviewing, collaborative research, career issues, getting your first job, methods, etc.).
  • Dissertation summary. three pages’ description of your doctoral dissertation project, including title, a precise research question, theoretical framing, empirical research design and preliminary findings, and references. Your description should also clearly convey how data have been collected/analyzed, and concisely indicate the academic field to which the thesis aims to contribute. [Your summary will serve as the basis for your assignment to a roundtable and the discussion in the feedback sessions at the workshop. You will get an opportunity to update your summary closer to the event.]

Please note!

  • The entire application document should follow the sections mentioned above and must not exceed four (4) pages.
  • Applications that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be accepted; no late sub­missions will be allowed.
  • The number of participants is limited (applications in recent years by far out-numbered admissions). The quality of the proposal and the student’s potential benefit from the EGOS PhD Workshop are the primary criteria for admission.
  • You should NOT apply if you have already participated in an PhD Workshop in one of the previous years. Please also make sure you actually are able to attend: a late cancellation might block an opportunity for one of your colleagues.
  • When applying for the PhD workshop, you will be asked to indicate your mode of participation(in person or virtually/online) should your application be accepted. Virtual participants in the PhD workshop will have access to streamed lectures/discussions and participate in virtual roundtables.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by the end of February 2023. For any administrative inquiries, please contact: executive-secretariat@egos.org.

For more information visit EGOS website.