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, re­viewing, and collaborative research; the event also provides networking opportunities. During the Colloquium students will:

  • Gain insight into current research issues and methodologies in innovation through intense interaction with the Colloquium faculty.
  • Meet leading research scholars in the innovation field and examine and discuss their latest endeavours.
  • Meet and share strategies, challenges, and experiences with other participants.

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 who are in advanced stages of the dissertation journey. The ideal candidate will have already accomplished one-third of the program: have finished any relevant coursework and be engaged in their dissertation work focused on an issue within innovation. Applicants will be evaluated based on their academic achievements, including publications and conference presentations. Preference will be given to those who are in the process of formulating a dissertation proposal. We welcome applications from all countries. The Colloquium will be conducted in English.

Application deadline is February 1, 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. three pages’ description of your doctoral dissertation project, including title, a precise research question, theoretical framing, empirical research design and preliminary findings, and references. Your description should also clearly convey how data have been collected/analyzed, and concisely indicate the academic field to which the thesis aims to contribute. [Your summary will serve as the basis for your assignment to roundtable discussions and feedback sessions at the workshop. You will get an opportunity to update your summary closer to the event.]

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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