Doctoral colloquium

Just before the main conference, doctoral students can join the doctoral colloquium.
June 15-16, 2024.

Call for applications for the Doctoral Colloquium

The annual R&D Management Conference Doctoral Colloquium provides Doctoral Students a unique opportunity to interact with experienced researchers in the field of Innovation and R&D Management. Up to 35 doctoral students intending to pursue research and teaching careers will be selected and invited to participate in this program.

The Doctoral Colloquium will be free of charge for all the selected applicants thanks to the generous funding from RADMA.

Please observe that the Doctoral Colloquium is a separate activity. Doctoral candidates that plan also to attend the main conference (June 17-19) need to register to the conference in due course.

Design and Objectives of the Doctoral Colloquium

The Doctoral Colloquium is designed as a springboard for successful academic careers by examining important issues such as publishing, re¬viewing, and collaborative research; the event also provides networking opportunities. During the Colloquium students will:

  • Gain insight into current research issues in innovation through intense interaction with the Colloquium faculty.
  • Get the opportunity to get insights on the carrier and decision points in the academic career.
  • Meet leading research scholars in the innovation field and examine and discuss their latest endeavors.
  • Get feedback on your PhD work from faculty and peers.
  • Meet and share strategies, challenges, and experiences with other participants.
  • Have a nice experience in the inner archipelago of Stockholm during dinner on Saturday.

Dates for the Doctoral Colloquium

The Doctoral Colloquium is held prior to the start of the main R&D Management conference, on June 15-16, 2023. Admitted applicants are expected to attend all Doctoral Colloquium sessions.

Application Process

Applicants should be currently enrolled in a program of doctoral studies with a concentration on innovation. The Colloquium is open to doctoral students of different stages in their dissertation journeys. Applicants will be evaluated based on the outline of their PhD project / work they are to submit. We welcome applications from all countries. The Colloquium will be conducted in English.

Application deadline is February 14, 2024.

Applicants will be informed of decisions by March 31, 2024.

Application guidelines (see the template and guideline)

Please apply for admission by uploading [via the R&D conference website] a single PDF file that contains the following mandatory sections:

  • Name + contact details, including e-mail address, and phone number.
  • Doctoral program, including affiliation, main area(s) of studies, name(s) of your supervisor(s), and stage of your PhD work (e.g., “3rd year finalizing data collection; initial data analysis ongoing; all coursework completed”).
  • Motivation. A paragraph on how you will benefit from this workshop. Please clearly indicate your specific developmental needs (e.g., publishing, reviewing, collaborative research, career issues, getting your first job, methods, etc.).
  • Academic achievements, including publications, conference presentation and awards.
  • Dissertation summary. Approx. 3-pages covering a description of your doctoral dissertation project, including title, research question, theoretical framing, empirical research, (preliminary) findings, and key references. Your description should also clearly indicate the academic field to which the thesis aims to contribute. Upon acceptance you will later be invited to submit a 10-20 pages manuscript of your dissertation project that will serve as basis for roundtable discussions and feedback.

The entire application document should follow the above-mentioned sections by using the template.

Applications that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be accepted; no late submissions will be allowed.

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