LISS DTP Monthly Newsletters

May 2023      


  1. Summer Symposium – LISS DTP Summer Symposium – Call for Abstracts   
  1. Summer Symposium Invitation 
  1. From the Margins: PhD conference 
  1. British Library Doctoral Open Day 
  1. Internship opportunities 
  1. NCRM video poster competition 
  1. Training events 
  1. LISS DTP Achievements 
  1. The Open Review 9th edition: Call for abstracts 


OIV funding has increased, with awards up to £1500 for European destinations or £2500 for more distant destinations. Please see here for further details. 


1.Summer Symposium – LISS DTP Summer Symposium – Call for Abstracts 

Join us at the LISS DTP Summer Symposium for a day of dialogue on the latest ideas, data, insights, models and methods across all LISS-DTP pathways.    

The call for abstracts for talks and/or posters is now open. Submission will close on Thursday, 11th May 2023 at 23:59 BST. We welcome abstracts exploring the impact of interdisciplinary research. This call is open to all current LISS-DTP PhD students and those who completed their PhD within the past 12 months. 

Please use the following link to submit your abstract:   

Abstract Submission 


2. Summer Symposium Invitation 

We invite you to attend our very first LISS-DTP Summer Symposium. The symposium aims to bring together researchers from diverse fields to discuss interdisciplinary research applications and impact. The day will be filled with fascinating talks by external speakers alongside oral and poster presentations by LISS-DTP students sharing their latest research proposals and findings. There will also be an ample of food, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and networking opportunities throughout the event. We look forward to celebrating our interdisciplinary research with you!


3. From the Margins: Arts & Humanities Perspectives on Power, Identity, and Culture, Friday 12 May, PhD Conference 

Following on from the great success of our inaugural Festival of Research in May 2022, the King’s Arts & Humanities PhD Events Committee are delighted to announce that we will hold another free interdisciplinary conference on Friday, 12 May 2023 to celebrate the wealth and innovation of doctoral research within the broad fields of the humanities and arts.  

In its second year our one-day hybrid conference will be under the theme of ‘From the Margins’ and aims to provide a dedicated platform for doctoral researchers from King’s and beyond to read, write, and explore from the margins timely topics around, for example, feminist, queer, digital, racial, or national histories and cultures, power relations and affective politics, representations of undesirable identities and philosophies, decolonising academia, and more.  

We are immensely delighted to announce that Dr. Xine Yao (English, UCL) is our keynote speaker and will give an exciting talk titled ‘We’re All Imposters: On Not Caring and Other Disaffections.’ Dr. Xine Yao is Lecturer in American Literature to 1900 and co-director of the queer studies network qUCL at University College London. Yao’s Disaffected: The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling in Nineteenth-Century America (2021) won Duke University Press’s Scholars of Color First Book Award as well as honourable mention for the Arthur Miller First Book Prize from the British Association of American Studies. Other accolades include the American Studies Association’s Yasuo Sakakibara Essay Prize. She is a BBC Radio 3/AHRC New Generation Thinker and the co-host of PhDivas Podcast.  

If you have any questions about the conference, get in touch with the organizing committee by email at, and to keep up to date with news relating to the conference and other community-building Arts & Humanities PhD events at King’s, follow us on Twitter @AH_PGREventsKCL

 All PGR students are welcome to attend! To register your interest in attending the festival please sign up via Eventbrite 


4. British Library Doctoral Open Day: British & European Collections From Antiquity to 1600 

The British Library would like to invite you to the next Doctoral Open Day onsite at St Pancras, London. Even if you are not able to attend in person, by signing up you will gain access to a whole host of recorded materials and useful information.   

British & European Collections: From Antiquity to 1600 (Friday 12th May 2023) 

Come and explore the Library and its services, as well as our amazing Western Heritage collections alongside our curators and reference specialists. This day will appeal to all researchers undertaking PhDs with a particular focus on History, Literature, History of Art and Religious Studies, but all are welcome. Please find programme attached. Refreshments will be provided.  

Booking link: 

 For more information on the Doctoral Open Day series: 

 For enquiries, please contact: 


5. Internship opportunities 

Science Engagement PhD internships Summer 2023 

The Royal Institution is looking for X3 Phd students to join our Family & Public Programmes and Science in Schools team for a three-month internship this summer to gain experience in science communication and engagement. These internships will run concurrently from June to September 2023 (exact dates to be agreed). 

The Royal Institution (Ri) is looking for nine Phd students to join us for a three-month internship across four different teams within the Ri: CHRISTMAS LECTURES (x1), Digital Media (x4), Marketing & Communications (x1) and the Young Scientist Centre (x3).  These placements are ideal for students interested in science education and communication, and education outreach. 

If you are available to work over the summer months and are interested in learning more about engaging the public with science creatively and innovatively, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please send a current CV to by 9am on Tuesday 23 May 2023 along with a covering letter, no more than 500 words, explaining which internship you are interested in and why we should consider you for the placement (job descriptions for individual placements attached). 

For further information please direct students to our website here: Science Engagement Internships Summer 2023 (x3) | Royal Institution ( 

The Education Endowment Foundation 

The placement will be over a minimum of three months, full-time, with flexibility in terms of when it takes place. The EEF is also open to discussing other ways of structuring the placement (e.g. part-time over six months), for the right candidates. This opportunity is open to ESRC funded students who must ensure that their Doctoral Training Partnerships is willing to extend their studentship, with the associated stipend and fees, to accommodate the internship. The EEF will reimburse reasonable costs associated with the placement (e.g. travel and subsistence), in accordance with its expenses policy, and provide any equipment required. 

Deadline for applications 12th May 

For further information and hot to apply, click here 



5. NCRM video poster competition 

The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) is inviting postgraduate researchers to enter a video poster competition. 

The competition is being run as part of the 2023 Research Methods e-Festival and aims to showcase postgraduate researchers’ work. 

The 10 best entries will be shown at the festival, which takes place on 7-9 November, and the overall winner will receive a £100 Amazon voucher. 

Videos can cover topics such as: methods, methodological frameworks, research design, epistemological thinking, research infrastructure, data and data services, and ethical considerations. 

To enter, researchers just need to complete a quick expression of interest form. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, 31 May

To find out more and to submit an expression of interest, visit: 


6. Training events 

Meet the editors 

You are invited to join us at the LISS DTP “Meet the Editors” training event that will host four accomplished editors (Niki Pateli (Royal Holloway, University of London), Mina Beige (University of Southampton), Bilal Gokpinar (UCL), Igor Filatotchev (Kings College London)) from leading business and management journals. The event will comprise a 1-hour panel session where you can ask your questions about publishing, followed by a networking lunch. Please see below (and the attached flier) for further details and registration. 

 Date and Time: 19 May 2023; 12:00-14:00 

Location: Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK. ( 


Enquiries: Pelin Demirel (

Generation Delta 

We are Generation Delta, a 4-year inter institutional action research project designed to lay the foundations for a long-term increased representation of Black, Asian and Minority ethnic female professors in higher educations institutions in England. To achieve this goal, we are dedicated to improve the experiences and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority ethnic female students through key phases of the post graduate research life cycle. 

For more information and how to apply, click here

7. LISS DTP Achievements –  

A big well done to Cari Hyde-Vaamonde! Who was named runner up in the KCL Law Impact prize: 

a case study of her research will be on display in this exhibition. 

The PhD Parent/Carer Group    

The PhD Parent/Carer Group is a support hub with tailored workshops for PhD candidates whose multiple roles exacerbate time constraints, increase stress and health risks and compound the isolation of being a PhD student, all of which affect the children or vulnerable people under our care. Our networking events and activities focus on members’ well-being and research career progress. Workshops planned include training in productivity-enhancing technologies, Vitae’s “Balanced Researcher” strategies, resilience building, negotiations and career progression, all tailored to the unique context of being both PhD candidates and parents/carers. To get in touch, please email with “PhD Parent/Carer Group” in the subject heading.  


8. The Open Review 9th edition: Call for abstracts 

The Open Review (TOR), which is an open access, student-led, peer-reviewed academic journal ran by the South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) which provides social sciences PGRs with the opportunity to publish their work through a supportive yet rigorous process. 

 We currently have an open call for abstracts for the 9th edition of TOR, with an extended deadline of Monday 8th May 2023, and were hoping that you might share this information and the attached advert with your students. The theme of the current issue is power, and at this stage we are only looking for PGRs to submit a title and 250-word abstract. We are welcoming submissions for short essays (4000 words), research articles (5000 words), and creative pieces (e.g., artwork, digital images, photography, poetry, etc., paired with a 500 word description and discussion), but are also open to other ideas if relevant.  

 All abstracts can be submitted using the following Google Form: 

Students can also browse previous editions of TOR on the SWDTP website to get an idea for submissions: