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Doctoral Program

There are six doctoral researchers at the Leibniz ScienceCampus who joined in March 2020. You can find their profiles by following this link.

In collaboration with the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies and other partners of the ScienceCampus at IOS and UR, the doctoral scholars will receive a programme of research skills training, career advice, and workshops in theory and methods.

In their first year, the doctoral researchers will participate in tailored workshops on "Getting Started with a PhD", academic writing in English, and the key theories and methods in area studies. Other planned events will explore research communication and translating scholarship for broader audiences, and careers in European structures. Throughout their doctoral degree, they will attend a monthly Graduate School and ScienceCampus research colloquium featuring talks and presentations by renowned invited guests, including visiting fellows. The doctoral scholars will also attend seminars and colloquiums organised by their supervisors' departments.

They will have the opportunity to organise events and projects within the relevant Research Modules of the LSC, while further conceptual, methodological and theoretical aspects of their projects will be addressed in the Study Groups of the Graduate School. The doctoral researchers will be expected to take a leading role over time in guiding the work of these groups in collaboration with the principal investigators involved.

Every semester, the doctoral scholars will update their supervisors through self-reflexive Progress Reports, in addition to regular meetings with them. Around 18 months into the programme, there will be a chapter workshop where the scholars will present at least one chapter of their theses where they will demonstrate that the methods, concepts and sources they intend to work with are feasible and will lead to a successful doctoral dissertation.

From the Leibniz ScienceCampus, the doctoral researchers can expect not only excellent supervision, but also support from mentors collaborating with the Research Modules and based in the partner institutions. They will also receive the necessary financial support for funding research trips and active participation in conferences, as well as seed money for developing further collaborative projects. The network of outstanding national and international partner institutions and scholars associated with the Regensburg ScienceCampus will ensure that they become embedded in the research community of their respective fields.