Doctoral Program Cognition and Communication

1st PhD Phase (months 1-12): Assessment

  • Introduction
  • Registration at the Universities
  • Attending the ‘Induction-workshop’ and ‘Good Scientific Practice-Seminar’
  • Attending the CogBio/CompCog Seminar, Journal Club
  • Attending the DK lecture series
  • Attending the DK retreat
  • Writing a thesis research proposal, including timeline
  • Establishing a Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) and organize first meeting
  • First TAC meeting + annual report
  • Giving the open presentation to the faculty (outline of the thesis)
  • Signing the PhD contract

 

2nd PhD Phase (months 12-24): Consolidation

  • Attending CogBio/CompCog Seminar, Journal Club
  • Attending the seminars: Communication / Presentation / Scientific Writing
  • Attending the DK lecture series
  • Attending the DK retreat
  • Draft of 1st publication
  • Organizing second TAC meeting
  • Second TAC meeting + annual report
  • Decision and organization of research stay abroad
  • Lab-visit, if applicable (only in case of prolongation)

 

3rd PhD Phase (months 24-36): Finalization

  • Organizing final TAC meeting
  • Attending the lecture series
  • Attending the ‘Career Development Seminar’
  • Attending the DK retreat
  • Lab visit, if applicable (only in case of prolongation)
  • Organizing a DK students conference
  • Writing thesis
  • Final presentation with data and conclusion
  • Organizing the PhD defensePhD Defense