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Newsletter | Nov 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

RESEARCH SKILLS & TRANSFERABLE SKILLS - UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

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

Takes place on January 24, 2019 - 09:30-17:30
Registration is possible until December 18, 2018

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

Takes place on January 31, 2019 - 09:30-17:30
Registration is possible until December 18, 2018

3. Science figured out: workshop 'presenting your research' & video recordings

Takes place on January 29, 2019 (09:30-16:30) & February 26, 2019 (1.5 hours video recordings)
Registration is possible until January 7, 2019

4. Assertief communiceren (Dutch)

Takes place on February 13 & 20, 2019 (09:30-17:30) and March 13, 2019 (13:30-17:00)
Registration is possible until January 14, 2019

5. Doctoral school introduction day for recently started PhD students

Takes place on February 22, 2019 - 09:30-17:30
Registration possible until January 31, 2019

6. Create an awesome scientific poster

Takes place on March 12 (09:00-13:00) & April 23 (15:00-17:00), 2019
Registration possible until February 11, 2019

7. Optimizing cooperation in international research groups (@VUB)

Takes place on March 12 & 19, 2019 - 10:00-16:00
Registration is obligatory

8. How the brain brings a healthy peak performance: What your brain can do for you

Takes place on March 18 (09:30-17:00) & March 19 (09:30-16:00), 2019
Registration possible until February 18, 2019

9. 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.

- Developing a service-learning module: Design and implementation (English) - December 3, 2018 - 09:00-16:00
- Peer-feedback & -assessment - 15 januari 2019 - 13:00-15:00
- Meerkeuzevragen opstellen en analyseren - 31 januari 2019 - 10:00-12:00
- Introductiemoment onderwijs@UHasselt - 5 februari 2019 - 13:30-16:30
- Goede (examen)vragen opstellen - 7 februari 2019 - 13:00-15:00
- Introduction education@Hasselt University (English) - February 12, 2019 - 14:00-16:00
- Het hoe, wat en wanneer van permanente evaluatie - 14 maart 2019 - 13:00-15:00
- Passende evaluatievormen kiezen - 3 april 2019 - 10:00-12:00
- Wicked Problem Plaza (English) - April 4, 2019 - 13:00-16:00

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

Courses on statistics and methodology, which take place throughout the academic year at all Flemish universities. The courses organized at UHasselt will be listed in this newsletter and on the DS website; the others can be found on the FLAMES website.

11. Flemish Supercomputer Centre (VSC)

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

CAREER DEVELOPMENT - UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. 'Welcome to the real world' - What is your role as PhD in R&D?

Takes place on February 7, 2019 - 10:00-17:00
Registration possible until January 7, 2019

2. From academia to industry, personal brand building in your resume: workshop + individual coaching

Takes place on March 12 (13:30-15:30) & March 26 (30 min individual coaching - optional), 2019
Registration possible until February 26, 2019


INTERESTING LINKS

1. PhD Job Fair 2018 - Leuven - December 4, 2018

2. ReMaT - Research Management Training for Early-Stage Scientists - Hamburg - December 10-11, 2018

3. Project writing workshop which focusses on international projects - UHasselt - December 17, 2018

4. World evening: save the date - UHasselt - March 21, 2019

5. e-course 'Integrating gender into scientific research'

6. Hack Belgium


IN THE PICTURE

1. Organize your very own science pub

From the 20th to the 22nd of May 2019, the second ‘Pint of Science’ festival will take place in Belgium. On these days, thousands of people all across the globe travel to a local pub near them to discover the latest happenings in the world of science and meet the men and women who shape our society. It will be a night filled with inspiring talks, mind-blowing conversations and delicious drinks. 

InSCIght has teamed up together with Pint of Science to present to you the unique opportunity to organize your very own science pub on one of these nights! Are you (alone or together with a bunch of people) interested to gain a once in a lifetime experience, learn how to organize a science communication event and put your field of research in the picture? Then contact them at inscight@uhasselt.be for more information before the 7th of December.

The topic of your science pub has to fit within one of the 7 themes of Pint of Science: Beautiful Mind: neuroscience/psychology/psychiatry; Atoms to Galaxies: physics/chemistry/maths/astronomy; Our Body: medicine/human biology/health; Planet Earth: geosciences/plant sciences/zoology; Tech Me Out: biotechnology/robotics/computers; Our Society: law/history/politics/policy/languages; Creative Reactions: art and science

2. BiR&D Cross-disciplinary PhD Award 2019

The Belgian Industrial Research and Development Board (BiR&D) attaches great importance to industrial valorisation and societal relevance. With the patronage of BiR&D, the FWO and the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS annually awards the BiR&D Cross-Disciplinary PhD Thesis Award, in recognition of a PhD thesis that presents an original and cross-disciplinary contribution with potential industrial valorisation and societal relevance. In 2019 two prizes (10.000 euros each) will be awarded, one in the domain of “Life & Health Sciences” and one in the domain of “Science & Technology”. Deadline for application is January 15, 2019. More information is available here

3. Prijs Joseph Merlot - Joseph Leclercq

De Prijs Joseph Merlot - Joseph Leclercq werd in 1964 ingesteld door de Belgische afdeling van het CIRIEC en heeft als doel het belonen van een doctoraatsthesis op het vlak van de publieke economie en uitgevoerd in een van de disciplines van de menswetenschappen (economie, management, politieke wetenschappen, openbaar bestuur, recht, sociologie, enz.). De Prijs Joseph Merlot - Joseph Leclercq bedraagt 3.500 EUR en wordt om de drie jaar toegekend door een jury. Deadline voor het indienen van aanvragen is 15 januari 2019. Meer informatie is hier beschikbaar.

 


For Doctoral School Behavioral Sciences & Humanities

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. Informatiesessie internationale databanken (Faculteit Rechten)

Takes place on December 4, 2018 - 09:00-11:00
Registration is possible until November 30, 2018

2. Research day (Faculty of Law)

Takes place on December 5, 2018 - 13:30-17:00

3. Academic English

Takes place on January 18 & 25, 2019 and February 1 & 8, 2019 - 13:00-16:00
Registration is possible until December 18, 2018  

4. Writing and giving conference presentations in the humanities and social sciences (@VUB)

Takes place on March 7 (14:00-17:00) & March 8 (09:30-16:30), 2019
Registration is obligatory

 


For Doctoral School Health & Life Sciences

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. Applied good clinical practice training

Takes place on December 8, 2018 - 08:30-17:00
Registration possible until November 29, 2018

2. Research ethics & lab book taking

Takes place on January 25, 2019 - 14:00-16:00
Registration possible until January 14, 2019

3.  Workshop feedback

Takes place on January 30, 2019 - 14:00-16:00
Registration possible until January 16, 2019

4. Academic English

Takes place on March 1, 15, 22 & 29, 2019 - 9:00-12:00
Registration is possible until February 4, 2019 

5.  Knowledge for growth

Takes place on May 9, 2019
Registration deadline for abstracts is February 8, 2019

6. VIB courses

Take place throughout the academic year


INTERESTING LINKS

1. Cajal hands-on training courses 2019

2. BASL winter meeting - Ghent - December 7-8, 2018

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

4. The Mesoscopy challenge, getting the big picture on whole tissue and organism imaging - Leuven - January 22, 2019 (deadline registration January 7, 2019)

5. Innovation for health - Rotterdam - February 14, 2019 (deadline registration November 15, 2018)

6. Fundamentals of clinical studies: GCP & beyond - Antwerp - February 25 - March 1, 2019 (deadline for application is November 30, 2019)

7. BioBusiness Summer School - Amsterdam - June 24-28, 2019


CALL

1. EURON mobility grant

The EURON mobility grant is intended for PhD students from the research groups affiliated to the EURON programme. Applicants are expected to spend a period of maximal three months at a EURON partner university for the purpose of methodological training or a joint project. There is a preference for newly established collaborations. The mobility grants cover travel and accommodation costs of up to 1.500 EUR. Closing date for application is December 15th, 2018. The application form is available here

 


For Doctoral School Sciences & Technology

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. Academic English

Takes place on January 18 & 25, 2019 and February 1 & 8, 2019 - 9:00-12:00
Registration is possible until December 18, 2018 

2. Seminar/research presentations

- Ternary sensitization of organic solar cells, a multifunctional concept to boost power conversion efficiency - December 7, 2018 - 10.30
- Analysis and modelling effect of pavement conditions on traffic speeds and road safety - December 7, 2018 - 10:00-12:00


INTERESTING LINKS

1. Symposium 'Flanders, Belgium and CERN - from an academic point of view' - Brussels - November 30, 2018

2. HZB Photon school 2019 - Berling - March 11-22, 2019 (deadline for application: November 15, 2018)

 


For postdocs

RESEARCH SKILLS & TRANSFERABLE SKILLS - UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. Academic leadership for postdocs - module I

Takes place on January 22 & 23, 2019 - 09:00-17:00
Registration possible until December 18, 2018

2. How the brain brings a healthy peak performance: What your brain can do for you

Takes place on March 18 (09:30-17:00) & 19 (09:30-16:00), 2019
Registration possible until February 18, 2019

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.

- Developing a service-learning module: Design and implementation (English) - December 3, 2018 - 09:00-16:00
- Peer-feedback & -assessment - 15 januari 2019 - 13:00-15:00
- Meerkeuzevragen opstellen en analyseren - 31 januari 2019 - 10:00-12:00
- Introductiemoment onderwijs@UHasselt - 5 februari 2019 - 13:30-16:30
- Goede (examen)vragen opstellen - 7 februari 2019 - 13:00-15:00
- Introduction education@Hasselt University (English) - February 12, 2019 - 14:00-16:00
- Het hoe, wat en wanneer van permanente evaluatie - 14 maart 2019 - 13:00-15:00
- Passende evaluatievormen kiezen - 3 april 2019 - 10:00-12:00
- Wicked Problem Plaza (English) - April 4, 2019 - 13:00-16:00

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

Courses on statistics and methodology, which take place throughout the academic year at all Flemish universities. The courses organized at UHasselt will be listed in this newsletter and on the DS website; the others can be found on the FLAMES website.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT - UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. 'Welcome to the real world' - What is your role as PhD in R&D?

Takes place on February 7, 2019 - 10:00-17:00
Registration possible until January 7, 2019

2. From academia to industry, personal brand building in your resume: workshop + individual coaching

Takes place on March 12 (13:30-15:30) & March 26 (30 min individual coaching - optional), 2019
Registration possible until February 26, 2019


INTERESTING LINKS

1. PhD Job Fair 2018 - Leuven - December 4, 2018

2. Project writing workshop which focusses on international projects - UHasselt - December 17, 2018

3. World evening: save the date - UHasselt - March 21, 2019

4. e-course 'Integrating gender into scientific research'

5. Hack Belgium


IN THE PICTURE

1. Organize your very own science pub

From the 20th to the 22nd of May 2019, the second ‘Pint of Science’ festival will take place in Belgium. On these days, thousands of people all across the globe travel to a local pub near them to discover the latest happenings in the world of science and meet the men and women who shape our society. It will be a night filled with inspiring talks, mind-blowing conversations and delicious drinks. 

InSCIght has teamed up together with Pint of Science to present to you the unique opportunity to organize your very own science pub on one of these nights! Are you (alone or together with a bunch of people) interested to gain a once in a lifetime experience, learn how to organize a science communication event and put your field of research in the picture? Then contact them at inscight@uhasselt.be for more information before the 7th of December.

The topic of your science pub has to fit within one of the 7 themes of Pint of Science: Beautiful Mind: neuroscience/psychology/psychiatry; Atoms to Galaxies: physics/chemistry/maths/astronomy; Our Body: medicine/human biology/health; Planet Earth: geosciences/plant sciences/zoology; Tech Me Out: biotechnology/robotics/computers; Our Society: law/history/politics/policy/languages; Creative Reactions: art and science

2. Eurodoc Postdoc survey

How do you feel about your current job? What are your working conditions, your rights, your perspectives? Do you feel satisfied by your work-life balance?

With the goal to understand these and other issues, Eurodoc has launched a survey on postdocs working in Europe. The survey investigates the challenges postdocs are confronted with in the current job market in Europe, working and living conditions, their expectations and perspectives on their careers. Results will shed light on similarities and differences in how postdocs in different countries currently live and work from their perspective, with a specific focus on mobility, awareness of duties and rights, quality of life and well-being.

Whether you are a postdoc working in academia, in public administration, in an NGO or in the private sector, take part in the survey! It will take less than 10 minutes of your time, but your participation is really valuable and your answers will help improve Eurodoc policies on junior researchers. Your voice matters! 

3. Prijs Joseph Merlot - Joseph Leclercq

De Prijs Joseph Merlot - Joseph Leclercq werd in 1964 ingesteld door de Belgische afdeling van het CIRIEC en heeft als doel het belonen van een doctoraatsthesis op het vlak van de publieke economie en uitgevoerd in een van de disciplines van de menswetenschappen (economie, management, politieke wetenschappen, openbaar bestuur, recht, sociologie, enz.). De Prijs Joseph Merlot - Joseph Leclercq bedraagt 3.500 EUR en wordt om de drie jaar toegekend door een jury. Deadline voor het indienen van aanvragen is 15 januari 2019. Meer informatie is hier beschikbaar.

 


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