1. Complete your ISP
The Individual Study Plan must be signed by the applicant, main supervisor and co-supervisor(s). The perceived economy must be sufficient to guarantee the entire 4-year period. Send signed ISP to the Doctoral education Administrator.
Explain in detail what responsibility you will take for your student with respect to monitoring their development, how and how often you will communicate with each other, how you will deal with activity/annual reports, what sort of environment (e.g. lab meetings, JCs) you provide etc.
2. Attend an ISP-seminar
Why: The purpose is to ensure that all aspects of the planned research and personal development plan, including supervision and research environment, are optimal and understood by all.
Who must attend the seminar: Applicant and main supervisor; co-supervisors and mentor are invited to participate in the seminar even though their attendance is not mandatory.
You should be prepared to: make a brief presentation of the project in English (max.10 minutes, no PowerPoint presentation) and discuss all aspects of the proposed individual study plan, research and training plan, individualised learning objectives, including any revisions requested by the board.
When: 4 times per year (check the schedule above). The Doctoral Administrator will send you an invitation so you can choose one of suggested dates. You can also contact the administrator in order to book one of them.
Where: Widerströmska huset, Tomtebodavägen 18A, floor 5 (Hiss 1) - CNS conference room. The seminar takes approximately 1 hour.
What to expect at the seminar: In addition to an overview of doctoral training including description of mandatory administrative reporting tasks, you will have the chance to meet the Director of Studies and the Doctoral Administrator in person. Additional supervisor/PhD students might attend the same information seminar, so might be presenting your training plan to several scientists.
3. Identify a mentor
A person who:
- Can advise you in any aspect of your personal and professional development
- Is not directly involved in your research project
- Is not your family member
So choose someone you trust to give you honest and constructive advice.
4. Take the introduction course
Doctoral education begins with a compulsory centrally-arranged introduction course.
We strongly recommend you sign up as soon as possible, as the earlier you do it, the more you’ll get out of it.
- Apply for the introduction course
- Complete two web courses before you participate in the oral lecture
- Participate in the oral lecture
- Your participation is registered in Ladok
No higher education credits are awarded for the Introduction course.