Fit for FÖP

Three-part workshop to prepare doctoral candidates for the public presentation at the Faculty

First day of the workshop: Saturday, 28 March 2020, 9:00–17:00


This workshop supports you in writing your doctoral research proposal and aims at preparing you for the public presentation at the Faculty. To register for the workshop, you need a draft of your research proposal of 3 to 15 pages.

On the first day of the workshop, you will develop strategies and concrete steps to optimise your research proposal. Participants will work in small groups, each of which will be coached by a doctoral candidate who has already successfully passed the FÖP. Moreover, senior scholars of the Faculty of Social Sciences will provide feedback on your research project and give general advice on the public presentation at the Faculty.

The second part of the workshop takes about three hours and will take place shortly before the end of the application deadline for the public presentations at the Faculty. You will discuss your progress in writing the research proposal with peers and your coach.

During the last session of the workshop (duration: about three hours), you will present your doctoral project to coaches and peers in a simulation of the public presentation at the Faculty. You will receive feedback on your project as well as advice on presentation techniques.

Target group: doctoral candidates at the Faculty of Social Sciences, who have not yet successfully passed the public presentation at the Faculty

Registration: To register, please submit your draft research proposal (3 to 15 pages), your field of doctoral research as well as the name of your supervisor to gz.sowi@univie.ac.at.

Application deadline: 17 March 2020. Please note that places are limited and assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.

Day 1: Programme