- Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance workshop
- LISS DTP Student News
- LISS DTP Summer Social – Save the Date!
- Diverse Voices – PhD Scholarships 2022-23
- Standing up for Science workshop
- LISS DTP COVID Extensions
- Magnetic Ideals Academy 2 Day Coaching Workshop
- National Centre for Research Methods, Mid-Term Review
- Sense about Science – Peer Review Workshop
- 2nd Annual Southern PhD Economics Conference (ASPEC) – call for papers
- LISS DTP Writing Skills Programme – Upcoming Events
- Doing IPS Seminar: Is chess a fitting or misleading metaphor for international relations
- LISS DTP Staff Team – Update!
1. QATAR CENTRE FOR GLOBAL BANKING & FINANCE WORKSHOP
The Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance is delighted to offer a workshop aimed at economics PhD students preparing for “the job market”. The workshop will consist of an afternoon of panel discussions and Q&A sessions.
Further details on the event and how to apply for a place can be found at the link below:
2. LISS DTP STUDENT NEWS
LISD DTP students have been very active in this first part of 2022 – delivering presentations, writing publications, receiving awards. Keep up-to-date on what all LISS DTP students are up to on the ‘LISS DTP Student News’ page of the LISS DTP website.
3. LISS DTP SUMMER SOCIAL – SAVE THE DATE!
As the evenings grow lighter and with Summer hopefully just around the corner, we’re delighted to invite everyone to the LISS DTP Summer Social! While the final location is to be confirmed, please do save the date of Thursday 16th June from 5.00pm in your diaries.
All LISS funded students, supervisors and pathway leads are welcome. We look forward to sharing the full event details in due course!
4. DIVERSE VOICES PhD SCHOLARSHIPS 2022-23: POLITICAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION (PSA)
The Political Studies Association (PSA) has now launched this new initiative to support black and minority ethnic scholars currently undertaking PhD study in politics and international relations:
The PSA is looking to award three Diverse Voices Scholarships in 2022 to students who meet both the following criteria:
- A PhD student (in their second or final year) affiliated to a UK Higher Education Institution; and,
- Those self-identified as Black British, Asian British, or minority ethnic UK permanent residents.
The Diverse Voices Scholars will benefit, for one year, from:
- Free PSA Membership
- All expenses covered attendance at the PSA’s Annual Conference (PSA23)
- Networking opportunities during the PSA events and with PSA Executive Committee members
- Mentoring (especially on academic publishing)
- Up to £500 pounds to cover research-related expenses.
The application deadline is 17 June 2022 and more information about the initiative and how to apply can be found via the weblink below.
5. STANDING UP FOR SCIENCE WORKSHOP
‘Sense about Science’ will be hosting an all-day workshop on Friday 20th May at the Norwich Research Park on the topic of ‘Standing up for Science’.
The focus of the day will be how to make your voice heard in the arena of public debates on science topics. You will be able to meet with researchers who have engaged with the media, learn from respected science journalists and find out how researchers can inform policymakers and how to involve the public in communicating research.
Places are free for STEM and Social Science early career researchers (PhD’s, Post-Docs or equivalent) trainees and medical professionals.
Applications need to be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 18th April and can be found at the link below.
For further details on the day and how to apply, please contact Joshua, firstname.lastname@example.org
6. LISS DTP COVID EXTENSIONS – PHASE 3
Students with an end of funding date between 01/10/2022 – 31/03/2023: https://liss-dtp.ac.uk/current-students/coronavirus-covid19/
As you know, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Guidance (https://www.ukri.org/news/doctoral-students-advised-to-adjust-projects-for-covid-19/) strongly advises all funded students to discuss with their supervisor(s) how to adjust their research project in order to complete a doctoral-level qualification within the funded period. However, if after a thorough review of your current progress and research plans with your supervisors, you have concluded that you still require additional time to complete your research to doctoral level standard, you may be entitled to an extension of your funding period. Note: this is scheme is to ensure students can submit doctoral level work, not to provide additional time to improve the quality.
Who is eligible?
All UKRI funded students whose research has been impacted by COVID-19 and who are unable to mitigate the impact or adjust their projects to complete on time.
In exceptional circumstances further requests from students who had an earlier request turned down or who have already received an extension under Phase 1 or Phase 2.
The COVID-19 funded extension scheme is specifically designed to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on your ability to complete your primary research to a doctoral level standard. If you contract COVID-19 or the pandemic has indirectly affected your health, you will need to apply for a period of sick leave rather than a COVID-19 extension. See our website for more information.
How to apply: Visit https://liss-dtp.ac.uk/current-students/coronavirus-covid19/
LISS DTP STUDENT – complete the online application form by 17:00 on 10 June 2022.
LISS DTP STUDENT – submit a revised plan (one-sided page) for completing your thesis to email@example.com by 17:00 on 10 June 2022.
SUPERVISOR – complete the Supervisor Statement form and return it to your PhD supervisee in time for them to submit their application before 17:00 on 10 June 2022.
7. MAGNETIC IDEALS ACADEMY – 2 DAY COACHING WORKSHOP FOR PhD STUDENTS
In a world that is critically difficult and damaging to the PhD researchers and research culture, both in terms of workplace stress, mental health and pandemic related isolation and disruption, these two-day long sessions aim to allow researchers to develop and maintain a positive and nourishing relationship with their thesis research and their working practice. The course is run by two experienced facilitators, Dr Megan Archer and Dr Heather McKnight, who have lived through their experiences of completing PhDs during the pandemic.
This course is made up of two single-day workshops, with two weeks of structured practice and reflection time between the two dates. We offer lower rates for unfunded and independent researchers, and also run a limited bursary scheme to support those who would otherwise be unable to attend.
About Magnetic Ideals Academy
We run inspirational courses for PhD Students and ECRs. Build your confidence, love your research, and change the world! Standing against precarity and for open access!
The Magnetic Ideals Academy is run by a group of researchers who believe that doing a PhD and being an Early Career Researcher should not be a lonely, isolating or traumatic experience. We are offering a series of workshops and engagements that aim to be nourishing, connecting and informative. These sessions offer support we know would have made a great deal of difference to us, and we hope they will make a difference to you!
Follow us on Twitter: @academyideals
|8. NATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH METHODS (NCRM) MID-TERM REVIEW|
|The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) are looking for contributors to their mid-term review. If you would like to contribute, please do so at the link below. The general survey is primarily for researchers, including PhD students: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZSGJTQ3. The ESRC have asked us to share their thanks for your ongoing support with this exercise. It will ensure the Review Panel hears views from as many people as possible.|
9. SENSE ABOUT SCIENCE – QUALITY & PEER REVIEW WORKSHOP
Find out about peer review. Debate challenges to the system. Discuss the role of peer review for scientists and the public at The University of Cambridge, on Friday 17 June.
Quality and Peer Review is a free half-day workshop for early career researchers and will explore how peer review works, how to get involved, the challenges to the system, and the role of peer review in helping the public to evaluate research claims.
Should peer review detect plagiarism, bias and fraud? What does peer review do for science and what does the scientific community want it to do for them? Should reviewers remain anonymous? Does it illuminate good ideas or shut them down?
To apply to attend this workshop, please fill out the application form here by 5pm on Wednesday, 18 May.
|10. 2nd ANNUAL SOUTHERN PhD ECONOMICS CONFERENCE (ASPEC) – CALL FOR PAPERS |
The call for papers for the 2nd Annual Southern PhD Economics Conference (ASPEC) which will be held on 15th and 16th June 2022 at the University of Reading is now open. This PhD conference is supported by the economics departments and schools of nine universities: University of Bath, Oxford Brookes University, City University of London, University of East Anglia, Royal Holloway, Middlesex University, University of Reading, University of Southampton and University of Sussex. The conference committee is accepting papers from PhD students and postdocs on any topic that falls within the discipline of economics. This will be a two-day conference and will be held in person at the University of Reading (UK). Please send extended abstracts or full papers to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is 7th May 2022. Decisions will be communicated by 19th May 2022. Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/aspec-conference/home
11. LISS DTP WRITING SKILLS PROGRAMME – UPCOMING EVENTS
Year 2 researchers – 2 day retreat
Themes: choice, keeping momentum, focusing in A two-day writing retreat for any PhD student who is currently writing (e.g. for an ‘upgrade’, or writing chapters). Day 1 is writing exercises and Day 2 is timed writing sessions and one-to-one consultations. Students are encouraged to form support groups for writing. Dates: 16 and 17 May 2022 Please book your place at this event here: LISS DTP Year 2 writing retreat Tickets, Monday 16th 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite Tickets must be booked by the 11th May 2022 at 00:00 Writing clinics – 6th and 7th June 2022 40 minute appointments are available to tackle any writing challenges you may currently be facing. You’ll be asked to email in advance the outline of what you’d like to discuss. Please book your 40 minute slot here: LISS DTP Writing Clinics Tickets, Mon 6th June 2022 from 9:30 onwards | Event Appointments must be reserved by 1st June 2022 at 00:00
12. DOING IPS SEMINAR: IS CHESS A FITTING OR MISLEADING METAPHOR FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
On Friday 27th May (1-2pm BST), Queen Mary University will host Dr Akos Kopper for a seminar organized by the Doing IPS team, with Professor Jef Huysmans joining as discussant. Details and registration can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/is-chess-a-fitting-or-misleading-metaphor-for-international-relations-tickets-327275599127?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb
13. LISS DTP STAFF TEAM UPDATE
There has been lots of changes in the LISS DTP Staff Team of late and so you will see some new names in our replies from the LISS DTP Inbox! We are pleased to welcome: Yi (Alice) Xiang – LISS DTP Officer, Yi will be looking after the DTP’s Training Programme Sarah Kiernan – LISS DTP Communications and Engagement Coordinator, Sarah will be looking after the website, social media and organising forums, events and supporting the team You can see all our team members and our remits: https://liss-dtp.ac.uk/about/team-and-contacts/
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