Academic Publishing and Grant Acquisition
Full course descriptionThis skills course gives students an opportunity to discuss and receive feedback on their MSc theses and to prepare for life after the RMES. The course will look ahead in three ways: first, we discuss the progress of the research for the MSc thesis and any challenges that might arise in the last stages; second, regarding publication strategies for publishing an academic paper on the basis of the MSc thesis; thirdly, concerning the immediate post-RMES future in terms of acquiring external funds for a PhD project or applying for a funded PhD position in Maastricht or elsewhere.
Course objectives• have an ability to formulate original research questions relevant to the state of the art in European Studies for PhD research; • have an ability to design and plan PhD project; • be able to present the methodology of a research project orally; • be able to present a PhD plan in an academic setting and to be able to discuss a proposal of a peer; • be able to write an original and coherent research proposal that will enable to apply for PhD positions of funded research.
PrerequisitesRES5509, RES5510, RES5511, RES5030
5 Feb 2018
30 Jun 2018
Teaching methods:Skills, Assignment(s), Presentation(s)
Assessment methods:Assignment, Participation, Presentation
Keywords:Thesis; academic publications; career opportunities; PhD application