Peer Mentoring for the FÖP

Two-part mentoring for doctoral candidates in the social sciences

Wednesday, 30 March and 27 April 2022

Thursday, 31 March and 28 April 2022

Friday, 1 April and 29 April 2022


This mentoring supports you in developing a doctoral thesis project in a moderated peer-to-peer setting and prepares you for the public presentation at the Faculty of Social Sciences (FÖP). A coach and peers provide feedback on the research design of your doctoral thesis project, the theoretical framework you plan to build on and the methodology you intend to use, thereby helping you to develop your research proposal.

Participants will work in small groups led by a postdoctoral researcher or an advanced doctoral candidate from the Faculty of Social Sciences. Each group will meet twice during the summer semester of 2022 with several weeks in between meetings.

Peer Mentoring for the FÖP particularly serves as an additional offer for participants of the doctoral course FK Introduction Course: From Research Idea to a Successful Public Presentation.

Target group: The mentoring is open to student members of the Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences (ViDSS), especially to doctoral candidates who have registered for the course FK Introduction Course: From Research Idea to a Successful Public Presentation. If places are available, doctoral candidates in the social sciences who are not (yet) members of the ViDSS but plan to register for the public presentation at the Faculty at the end of this or at the beginning of the next semester can join the mentoring.

Dates: Wednesday, 30 March and 27 April 2022, 09:00–12:00 (group 1), Thursday, 31 March and 28 April 2022, 13:00–16:00 (group 2), Friday, 1 April and 29 April 2022, 13:00–16:00 (group 3)

Venue: Seminarraum 11 Vernetzungsraum für Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01 (group 1 and group 2), C0628A Besprechung SoWi, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/6th floor (group 3)

Registration: To register, please submit a draft of your research proposal and your field of doctoral research to faime.alpagu@univie.ac.at. The draft is required for the registration but will not be sent to the coaches. Participants have to submit an updated version of their proposal one week before the first meeting with the coaches.

Registration deadline: 16 March 2022