Research Design Seminar I
This interdisciplinary module covers advanced academic skills to be developed: refining the already acquired research methodologies, submitting articles for scholarly journals, applying for national and private funding, development of ICT skills and knowledge, learning how to present at conferences and how to give feedback to peers, and how to write a proposal for a conference paper or a research project.
The Research Design consists of two different strands. The first strand focuses on developing skills and practical academic knowledge in activities such as: writing a research proposal, writing an academic CV and devising a Table of Contents. The second strand aims at developing skills in scholarly literacy and academic publishing. This entails writing and publishing a book review, and learning how to approach writing and publishing also in terms of time-management and effective professional communication. The two strands are interconnected throughout the semester.
The seminar aims to offer a research environment in which students can reflect on their research topic at a meta-discursive level, with special emphasis on methodological issues and theoretical perspectives.
  • Dates: September 2018 – January 2019 (8 sessions)
  • Location: NOG – Utrecht University
  • Credits: 5 ECTS (credits can only be awarded after an accepted written paper. Students not requiring any credits will receive a certificate of attendance)
  • Details: only open to PhD candidates registered at Dutch universities and students enrolled in the NOG International Programme.
  • Registration: mid-August 2018 at