How to Succeed with Academic Applications?

Digital PhD workshop, Brussels, August 17–19, 2022.

Dialogues with the Past. The Nordic Graduate School in Archaeology.

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There is a life after the PhD dissertation. This life is not necessarily straightforward in terms of a scientific career. It is a clear political and institutional expectation that researchers today acquire external funding for research projects – which are fundamental to an academic career. A PhD-position does not usually provide competence in project design and fund raising, even though this is the future for most PhDs who wish to pursue a career in research.

The aim of this workshop is to provide future researchers with skills to succeed in writing academic applications and acquiring external funding. It aims at giving PhD students increased knowledge about writing good project applications for research funds, the logic of evaluation of applications, and the key potential funding sources in Europe. The workshop is developed for PhD candidates who are in the final phase of their PhD projects. 

Course work

The workshop will consist of individual presentations, group work and visits to relevant institutions in Brussels. Before the course starts, each PhD student is to prepare and pre-circulate a fictitious project application draft (3 pages, Times New Roman 12, Spacing 1,5). The simulated call for the workshop will be sent to the applicants after they have been accepted to the workshop.


Prof Håkon Glørstad (Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo)


Dr Katharina Rebay-Salisbury (Austrian Academy of Sciences) 


Dr Konstantinos Chilidis (University of Oslo)



Location, travel and costs

The Graduate School will finance and arrange travel and accommodation, and supply a daily allowance during the seminar for all participating PhD students who are part of the Dialogues With the Past Network. Two and two PhD students will be accomodated in twin rooms.


The Graduate school invites all registered PhD students who are in the final phase of their PhD Project to apply for participation. Please follow this link to apply for the course (in English only), or submit your application by filling in the form at the bottom of this page. From these applications, 10 PhD students will be admitted to the workshop.

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Important dates

Application for participation: May 16, 2022. Confirmation on your participation will be sent out shortly after this date together with a reading list.

Submission of Project Application draft (3 pages, Times New Roman 12, Spacing 1,5): June 30, 2022


Håkon Glørstad

Published Mar. 3, 2022 10:55 AM - Last modified Mar. 7, 2022 9:20 AM