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Newsletter | Sep 28, 2018  

Welcome to the doctoral schools' newsletter which includes an overview of all upcoming activities for PhD students and postdocs.

More details on, and registration links for, upcoming activities are available on the websites of the doctoral schools. When you enrol for a doctoral school activity, please make sure to be present. You are allowed to cancel your enrolment up to 1 week before the activity by sending an e-mail to doctoralschools@uhasselt.be. In case of no-show or cancellation later than 1 week before the activity, a fee of 250 euros can be charged. Details

Have fun reading and we hope to see you at lots of activities!


For all PhD students

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. PhD management - module I: Successfully applying project & time management principles

Takes place on November 12, 2018 - 9:30-17:30
Registration is possible until October 15, 2018

2. PhD management - module II: Successfully dealing with stakeholders

Takes place on November 21, 2018 - 9:30-17:30
Registration is possible until October 15, 2018

3. Change the world by maximizing your impact

Takes place on November 5, 2018 - 16:00-17:00
Registration is possible until October 22, 2018

4. Modules on education

Most modules on education are organized in a demand-driven way by the Department educational excellence, professionalization and diversity. This means that instructors/professors can 'order' a tailor-made workshop on a specific topic for a specific group of interested people. However, they also have a limited open course offer. These open courses are announced by e-mail, as well as in this newsletter.

- Workshop: Wicked Problem Plaza (English) - November 9, 2018 - 09:00-12:00
- Workshop: Begeleiden van bachelor- en masterthesissen - 5 maart 2019 - 14:00-16:30
- Workshop: Supervise bachelor and master theses (English) - March 19, 2019 - 14:00-16:30

5. Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics (FLAMES)

Courses on statistics and methodology, which take place throughout the academic year at all Flemish universities. 

 - Introduction to categorical data analysis with R - Hasselt University - October 29-31, 2018

6. Flemish Supercomputer Centre (VSC)

Trainings on many HPC-related topics, which take place throughout the academic year 


INTERESTING LINKS

1. Essentials: Your foundation for stress-free living (online training program designed for PhD students and postdocs)

2. VUB PhD Day: 10 years doctoral schools 'Missions accomplished & challenges ahead!' - Brussels - October 9, 2018

3. De nachten van de wetenschap - 15-25 oktober 2018

4. Will you be the next FITCE.be young ICT professional? - deadline November 6, 2018

5. BCF Career event - Ghent - November 22, 2018

6. Onderwijsdag: Community Service Learning in een civic universiteit - UHasselt - 29 november 2018 - save the date


IN THE PICTURE

1. Open access week 2018

During the 11th international Open Access Week, themed “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”, the Belgian universities organize from the October 22 until October 26 an online event entitled “Everyone on the road to open science”. The focus will be on different aspects of open science, such as open peer review, the FAIR data principles, research data management, legal aspects, etc. Anyone can attend the event, although the webinars are primarily intended for PhD students, postdocs and (junior) professors. All sessions are English-spoken. You can find more information here.

Apart from the webinars, the library also organizes a local info session on October 23 about the UHasselt open access policy, ORCID and predatory journals. You can register here.

2. Meet our brand-new UHasselt science communication platform “inSCIght”

Welcome to inSCIght, a new UHasselt initiative that will showcase all aspects of science. From scientific research projects and amazing findings to achievements and hardships of our researchers, on inSCIght you will discover it all.

Interested to know more? Be sure to have a look at our brand new website and follow us on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube).

We are looking forward to welcome you to our inSCIght community. So if you have a story to tell (your research project, an award, an event, a hobby, …), be sure to reach out to us at inscight@uhasselt.be and don’t forget to use the hashtag #inscightuhasselt on social media.


FUNDING

1. Fellowships for doctoral research in the USA during 2019-2020

BAEF, the Belgian American Educational Foundation Inc., is the leading independent philanthropy in the support of exchanging university students, scientists and scholars between the United States and Belgium.

At the moment, they offer fellowships for doctoral research and fellowships for biomedical engineering research (Henri Benedictus Fund) during 2019-2020 in the USA. Fellowships must start between July 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 and fellows are expected to stay for a period of 12 months in the USA. Doctoral applicants should have completed no more than 2 years of their PhD program by July 1, 2019. Deadline for application is October 31, 2018 at 12 noon. More information is available here.

2. Gustave Boël-Sofina Fellowships

Thanks to the help of the King Baudouin Foundation, acting on behalf of the Platform for Education and Talent, FWO and F.R.S.-FNRS may grant the Gustave Boël-Sofina Fellowships to talented PhD students for a research and/or training stay abroad. Deadline for application is November 5, 2018. PhD students who obtaind a MA or MSc after November 1, 2014 can apply for a research stay abroad for a period of 6-12 months within academic year 2019-2020. More information about eligibility, evaluation criteria and application procedure is available here

  


For Doctoral School Medicine & Life Sciences

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. Startsession teaching professionalization of the faculty

Takes place on October 12, 2018
Registration possible until October 4, 2018

2. Coaching a starting PhD student in teaching

Takes place on November 23, 2018
Registration possible until October 4, 2018

3.  Workshop feedback - save the date

Takes place on January 29, 2018

4. VIB courses

Take place throughout the academic year


INTERESTING LINKS

1. EURON activities 2018

2. Cajal hands-on training courses 2018

3. Elixir Belgium trainings 2018

4. OPINNO educational module Hasselt: Get to know the life sciences industry and its various job opportunities - Hasselt University - October 3, 2018

5. Protein-protein interactions versus ligand-receptor interactions - Ghent - October 9, 2018

6. Happy aging day - Diepenbeek - 18 oktober 2018

7. OPINNO BioBizz Café Hasselt - Hasselt University - October 25, 2018

8. Stem Cells: From Fundamental Discoveries to Life Saving Clinical Treatments - Leuven - October 26, 2018

9. Challenges between and within omics data integration - Ghent - November 19, 2018

10. EMBL PhD symposium: Game changers - taking life sciences to the next level - Heidelberg - November 22-24, 2018

11. BioBusiness Winter Retreat 2018 - Ghent - December 11-13, 2018

12. Innovation for health - Rotterdam - February 14, 2019

  


For postdocs

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. Incites benchmark and analytics for researchers

  Takes place on October 11, 2018
  Registration is possible until October 7, 2018

2. Traject basiskwalificatie onderwijs

Startdag 25 oktober 2018
Registratie is verplicht

3. Modules on education

Most modules on education are organized in a demand-driven way by the Department educational excellence, professionalization and diversity. This means that instructors/professors can 'order' a tailor-made workshop on a specific topic for a specific group of interested people. However, they also have a limited open course offer. These open courses are announced by e-mail, as well as in this newsletter.

- Workshop: Wicked Problem Plaza (English) - November 9, 2018 - 09:00-12:00
- Workshop: Begeleiden van bachelor en master thesis - 5 maart 2019 - 14:00-16:30
- Workshop: Supervise bachelor and master theses (English) - March 19, 2019 - 14:00-16:30

4. Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics (FLAMES)

Courses on statistics and methodology, which take place throughout the academic year at all Flemish universities.

- Introduction to categorical data analysis with R - Hasselt University - October 29-31, 2018


INTERESTING LINKS

1. Essentials: Your foundation for stress-free living (online training program designed for PhD students and postdocs)

2. De nachten van de wetenschap - 15-25 oktober 2018

3. Will you be the next FITCE.be - young ICT professional? - deadline November 6, 2018

4. BCF Career event - Ghent - November 22, 2018

5. Onderwijsdag: Community Service Learning in een civic universiteit - UHasselt - 29 november 2018 - save the date

 


IN THE PICTURE

1. Open access week 2018

During the 11th international Open Access Week, themed “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”, the Belgian universities organize from the October 22 until October 26 an online event entitled “Everyone on the road to open science”. The focus will be on different aspects of open science, such as open peer review, the FAIR data principles, research data management, legal aspects, etc. Anyone can attend the event, although the webinars are primarily intended for PhD students, postdocs and (junior) professors. All sessions are English-spoken. You can find more information here.

Apart from the webinars, the library also organizes a local info session on October 23 about the UHasselt open access policy, ORCID and predatory journals. You can register here.

 

2. Meet our brand-new UHasselt science communication platform “inSCIght”

Welcome to inSCIght, a new UHasselt initiative that will showcase all aspects of science. From scientific research projects and amazing findings to achievements and hardships of our researchers, on inSCIght you will discover it all.

Interested to know more? Be sure to have a look at our brand new website and follow us on social media (TwitterFacebookInstagram and Youtube).

We are looking forward to welcome you to our inSCIght community. So if you have a story to tell (your research project, an award, an event, a hobby, …), be sure to reach out to us at inscight@uhasselt.be and don’t forget to use the hashtag #inscightuhasselt on social media.


FUNDING

1. Fellowships for Post-doctoral Research in the USA during 2019-2020

BAEF, the Belgian American Educational Foundation Inc., is the leading independent philanthropy in the support of exchanging university students, scientists and scholars between the United States and Belgium.

At the moment, they offer fellowships for post-doctoral research and fellowships for biomedical engineering research (Henri Benedictus Fund) during 2019-2020 in the USA. Fellowships must start between July 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 and fellows are expected to stay for a period of 12 months in the USA. Post-doctoral (post-PhD) applicants should have no more than 2 years since obtaining their PhD degree by July 1, 2019. Deadline for application is October 31, 2018. More information is available here

 


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