DSA2020: New Leadership for Global Challenges
University of Birmingham, 17-19 June 2020
PhD Student Masterclass
17th June 2020 | 0900am - 1200pm*
*(Wed morning - before the main conference starts)
PhD students can now apply for one of 12 places to participate in a Masterclass preceding the DSA2020 conference, where they can receive expert feedback on their project and key issues emanating from their work.
All those attending will need to register for at least one day of the conference. Please register before end of March to signal your intent to attend.
Submit a long abstract (up to 500 words) to conference(at)devstud.org.uk briefly outlining your PhD project and the key challenge you would like to focus on (for example, working with elites, generalising from a small sample, applying conceptual frame works developed in other settings, etc.).
Deadline for submission of abstracts: Feb 16th 2020 (midnight, UK time)
Applicants will be notified at end of Feb with the committee’s decision.
• Each successful applicant will have 45 minutes allocated to them in the Masterclass.
This time will be used to give a short presentation (10 mins), engage with feedback from a discussant (5 mins) and participate in a more general discussion around the issues raised. The aim is for participants to receive excellent, focused feedback, from the experts/discussants and audience members, but also to highlight issues that may be common to other researchers in the audience so we can collectively consider how to address them.
Three sessions will run in parallel from 09.00am - 12.00pm on the morning of 17th June, chaired by members of the committee that selected the abstracts.
Successful applicants must submit a four page paper by 31st May 2020 expanding on their abstract for the discussants to comment on and to share with people attending the panel ahead of the conference.
Experts and discussants will be academics and practitioners who are part of the DSA and/or part of the ESRC SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership.