The 13th EUPRERA PhD seminar will be held on September 24-26 (from Tuesday to Thursday noon).
The PhD seminar will be organized before the EUPRERA annual congress and the doctoral works will be presented during a special session of the main congress!
The aim of the EUPRERA PhD seminar is to provide an international setting where doctoral students can present their ongoing work, get feedback from experts and peers and establish a valuable network for the future.
The seminar is intended for early/mid-stage PhD-students in public relations, organizational communication, and/or strategic communication. During three days, participants will get the chance to network and discuss their work in depth and get feedback from experts and peers. Active participation is expected meaning that everyone prepares comments to papers that are distributed in advance. In addition, two designated respondents will be appointed per paper and provide written feedback ahead of the seminar dates. The seminar will also include presentations and discussions around topics such as the process of writing a PhD, developing an academic career, and the relationship between PhD-student and advisor.
- A one-page abstract presenting the dissertation (must explicitly address public relations, organizational communication, and/or strategic communication) and proof of enrollment in a PhD-program. Deadline: July 20. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In addition, you must provide documentation of your enrollment in a PhD programme.
There will be a limited number of 12 participants. When the mentioned criteria are met, the principle will be first come, first served.
If accepted, participants are expected confirm their attendance and submit the following:
- 10-page paper based on the PhD-project. It is recommended that the paper is problem focused rather than conclusive. It should be a description of the subject of interest and the theoretical and methodological approach. The paper should follow the standard structure of introduction of the topic of interest, research question, literature review of the theory that is or will be applied, description and discussion of the methodological approach, analysis/discussion and (tentative) conclusion. If the dissertation is article based, it is possible to pull out one of the articles and present this alongside an introduction note detailing the context of the piece. You should also pose three questions concerning the type of feedback you are looking for. Deadline: August 30.
- One page of comments for each of two papers (will be allocated after August 30), addressing the quality of the research questions, theory, method and/or analysis. Deadline: September 20, to be distributed to the participant. This feedback will be used to propel the discussion during the seminar.
A detailed program will be distributed in early September.
An important role of the PhD seminar is the opportunity to network with peers. It is important to share the working hours as well as the time for socializing with the seminar group. Therefore, you should not plan private tourist activities during the seminar days.
It is highly recommended that PhD students attend the congress as well as the seminar. You can take advantage of the special package fee including both events. During the congress, a panel session will be set aside for the students to present.
To register for the PhD seminar, please send your abstract to the seminar coordinator first (email@example.com). Then, if approved, you will receive a password to register.