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[ecrea] ISTR PhD Seminar

Fri Dec 09 21:44:32 GMT 2011

   *_ISTR PhD Seminar
   _*Siena, Italy, July 8-10, 2012                          :
   Universita degli Studi di Siena

   *Call for Applications---Deadline January 15, 2012
   ISTR is pleased to announce the launch of the first ISTR PhD Seminar
   preceding the 10th International Conference in Sienna, Italy, in
   July 2012. (
   <>  ) The ISTR PhD
   Seminar will be a recurring event that takes place bi-annually in
   conjunction with the international conference.

   The ISTR PhD Seminar is open to all doctoral students in the field
   of third sector and civil society research, across the different
   regions in the world, and at all stages of their doctoral research.
   The aim of the workshop is to provide doctoral students with the
   opportunity to receive extensive intellectual and methodological
   advice on their doctoral research, to introduce them to main
   theories and developments in the field, to reflect upon publication
   and career strategies, and to provide a unique opportunity to
   network with junior and senior scholars with the international ISTR
   research community.

   More specifically, the seminar will consist of both plenary sessions
   with presentations by leading scholars in the field, and parallel
   group sessions in which the participants have the opportunity to
   present and discuss their doctoral research with peers, junior and
   senior faculty. Participants will be grouped thematically, but the
   group composition will be heterogeneous in terms of concrete
   research topics, disciplinary background, research stage, method,
   and regional affiliation.

   The seminar is limited to a group of (up to) 50 doctoral students.
   Applicants must be members of ISTR and register to attend the
   conference. The ISTR PhD Seminar will start with an informal dinner
   on Sunday evening, July 8, 2012. Plenary and group sessions will
   take place on Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10 in the morning.
   Participants are expected to arrive on Sunday. ISTR will cover two
   nights of accommodation (Sunday July 8 and Monday July 9) as well as
   coffee breaks and meals during the Seminar. Travel costs will _not_
   be refunded.  ISTR will offer conference registration subsidies.
   Applicants for discounted registration conference fees should go
   directly to ISTR.

   Applications for subsidies will be available in January 2012.
   _Eligibility and selection criteria
   _To be eligible for participation, possible applicants should
   consider the following criteria:
   -         To be enrolled as a doctoral student (all stages of the
   doctoral research are allowed)
   -         Working in the field of third sector and civil society
   research (all academic disciplines are invited)
   -         To be a member of ISTR and register to attend the 2012
   -         To be able to participate in the PhD Seminar from Sunday
   evening to Tuesday around noon
   -         Be prepared to present and discuss their doctoral work to
   peers and faculty, and to participate in an active and constructive
   way in group discussions
   _Application process_ -- (download application at
   <> )
   Interested students should send their application directly to the
   Chair of the ISTR PhD Taskforce 2012, Dr. Lesley Hustinx
   ((lesley.hustinx /at/ <mailto:(lesley.hustinx /at/> ), no
   later than January 15, 2012, and include the following information:
   -         Full name and gender
   -         Contact details (including e-mail and phone number)
   -         Disciplinary background
   -         Institutional affiliation and name(s) of the supervisor(s)
   -         Working title of PhD project and formal start/end dates
   -         Abstract of PhD research (min. 500 -- max. 800 words)
   -         A brief description (100-150 words) of your motivation to
   participate in the ISTR PhD Seminar
   The ISTR PhD Taskforce 2012 will consider all applications that meet
   the eligibility criteria. In line with ISTR's mission to build a
   global community of scholars and subscribe to the values of
   diversity and pluralism, participants in the ISTR PhD Seminar will
   be representative in terms of gender and region, as well as
   disciplines and stages in the PhD process.
   For further inquiries, please contact the ISTR Secretariat
   ((istr /at/ <mailto:(istr /at/> ).
   Selected applicants will be notified by February 15, 2012.

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