PhD Proposal: Does and Donts and other tricks from veterans

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1. difficulty

1.1. be short and precise

1.1.1. What level of details is needed

1.2. trying to fit the idea to "old" ideas and formats

1.3. How to focus: You can't fix the world

1.4. How to deal with your narrow field while the world around "your research idea" keeps on changing

1.5. What is MY contribution (why should I be funded)

1.5.1. Solution

1.5.1.1. reading

1.5.1.2. look at future resarch section

1.5.1.3. accept: you never do anything new

1.5.1.4. kick out questions out of your questionnaire

1.5.1.4.1. use gut feeling of what you think is the most important

1.5.1.5. look at other fields: what do they do; what is still lacking there; do analogies

2. help

2.1. feedback from outsiders

2.2. good examples

2.2.1. relevant to your considerations

2.2.2. relevant for the organization where you handed them in

2.2.3. Danger: reduces creativity

2.2.3.1. See examples once your are done writing

2.3. Feedback from supervisor

2.3.1. Internal

2.3.1.1. Every 2 weeks

2.3.1.2. on needs basis

2.3.1.3. Fixed dates: every 2 weeks

2.3.2. external

2.3.2.1. Pushed Sup. for fixed dates

2.3.2.2. Every month, schedule fixed 1 year in advance

2.3.2.2.1. Good as deadlines are there, more frequent wouldn't work

2.3.2.2.2. Send papers ideally 3 days in advance

2.3.2.3. Get away from it: What is the proposal, what do i want to get out of it, what are the benefits

2.3.3. Fixed deadlines are needed

2.3.3.1. PhDs' giving Supervisors deadline

2.3.3.2. Wim: Schedule meeting and send material the day before (or more)

2.4. AIO network

2.5. AIO Wiki

3. Literature review

3.1. structure by concept

3.2. THE Search for the holy grail

3.2.1. keyword search, reading a bit, anoher keyword search

3.2.2. Goal: getting an overiew of what is out there

3.3. 2nd search: structured

3.3.1. while writing

3.4. database

3.4.1. author, title, topic, keywords, researched analysis, database, dates retrieved (Diana)

3.4.1.1. Done throughout the PhD

3.5. Mendeley

3.5.1. Group according to concepts, include keywords, (inc. pdf; Therese's system)

4. funding

4.1. NWO

4.2. NWO: special call for woman in science (start with Post-docs)

4.3. NSI

4.4. ZonMW

4.5. Kennisnet

4.6. European Funding (FP7, Horizon)

4.7. Corporate Funding

4.7.1. AXA

4.7.1.1. Only risk analysis

4.7.2. PwC (don't have open calls)

4.7.3. Leading in Learning, microgrants

4.8. Spencer Foundation

4.9. Sofokles

4.9.1. Doens't fund whole PhD

4.10. Swol

4.11. NSvP

4.11.1. Small scale projects

4.12. National agency: SZW

4.13. Vo Raad

4.14. Po Raad

4.15. Minstry of Education

4.16. Ministry of Social and Economics

4.17. Spreading the news

4.17.1. Femke

4.17.2. Crisp (website)

4.18. EACEA

5. Funding for going abroad

5.1. european platform

5.1.1. europees platform (den haag); also funding for traveling

5.2. meteor

6. Funding for printing

6.1. meteor

6.2. Mountain (MBB0

7. Supervisor

7.1. Promotion team

7.1.1. Fixed dates for logistic reason

7.1.2. everybody has different expertise, need to know who to turn to when help is needed

7.1.3. Every 6 weeks the whole team

7.1.4. Daily supervisor: Every week

7.2. Need time to read

7.2.1. Articles: 3 days to 1 week

7.2.2. Fixed agenda for next meeting asap

7.2.3. Ideas: not that much time needed

7.3. Role of daily supervisor

7.3.1. Needed? How often to meet? Experitse

8. Data Gathering

8.1. source

8.1.1. PhD, professor Network

8.1.1.1. See Mindmap " PhD nework"

8.1.2. companies

8.1.2.1. get into companies through personal contacts

8.1.2.2. Difficulty

8.1.2.2.1. Confidentiality

8.1.2.2.2. Time Consuming

8.1.2.2.3. Ask money: they take it more seriously

8.1.2.2.4. Pay the PhD, and get the professor for free

8.1.2.2.5. Need to make it practical for companies

8.1.2.2.6. need to give them some extras (report, presentation, first ones getting the results, how to imrpove, practical report)

8.1.2.3. Consultancy and PhDs: Different roles

8.1.2.3.1. different frame of reference. Researcher describes the result, consultance try to say how to improve it

9. Getting the first article

9.1. Survive the feedback

9.1.1. Singing, dance therapy, marathon...

9.2. When

9.2.1. at the beginning (1st year)

9.3. Diana's suggestion

9.4. Writing

9.4.1. Don't focus on just one

9.4.2. When doing research proposal: Plan topic of 4 articles

9.5. Proposal: Plan to publish --> plan to submit

9.6. Aim High

9.6.1. Web of knowledge: Ranking Impact factor

9.6.2. Look into recent issues to see what they published

9.7. Literature review: Blessing or Pain

9.7.1. offers structure

9.7.2. narrows you down on the excel table you once compiled

10. Conferences

10.1. Jure/Earli

10.2. AERA

10.3. ICSL/CSCL

10.4. Academy of Management

10.4.1. difficult one

10.5. ICSS (social science)

10.6. Edineb

10.7. International Conference on Thinking

10.8. Asian AREA: WERA (?)

10.9. ACHE

10.10. Online Educa (Berlin)

10.11. Club eye-tracking people in Sweden

10.12. AIO club

10.13. Unleash

10.14. ORD

11. Courses

11.1. ICO

11.2. Maastricht Univeristy/ METEOR

11.3. FHML: statistics 1 and 2

11.4. FHML: longitudinal

11.5. www.coursera.org

11.6. Copenhagen: Structural Equation Course

11.7. Essex (Summer) School: http://www.essex.ac.uk/summerschool/about/main.html