WASS as research school strives to critically engage in scientific and societally relevant debates. Against this backdrop, we invite WASS PhD candidates to jointly organise a seminar, lecture or workshop for WASS.
WASS funds thematic activities initiated and organised by PhD candidates from different chairgroups. The funds of max. 2500 euro provided by WASS will allow teams of PhD candidates to organise a thematic activity. From these funds you might pay travel and accommodation costs of keynote speakers (senior researchers). WASS Office will further assist with advice on logistics and organisation.
The proposals should include the following sections:
1. Names and chair groups of the team
2. Aim and scope of the activity
3. Background of the proposed participants/ speakers in the activity
4. Proposed programme for the activity
5. Detailed budget amounting up to a maximum of 2500 euro
The proposals are assessed according to the following criteria:
- Focus on one of the four WASS themes ( 1: disparities; 2: responsible production and consumption; 3: natural resources and the environment; 4: knowledge in society)
- Inter- or transdisciplinary content and innovative presentation
- Prestigious or up-and-coming proposed guest speaker(s)
- Organised by a minimum of 2 PhD candidates from different chair groups
- Duration of activity at least a morning or afternoon, at most a full day
- Activity with open access to all WASS fellows/ PhD candidates
- Preferably location that can easily be reached by members of WASS (thus in Wageningen)
Proposals can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no deadline for application, proposed activities may be handed in throughout the year.
Examples of previous activities include:
- “(Re-) engaging with agrarian transformation: the rural, a battle of new social hierarchies” organized by Carolina Dominguez, Lisa Bossenbroek and Xiangdam Meng
- “Voluntary simplicity in food choices: a seminar to navigate through the theory and practice(s) of responsible food consumption” organized by Simona D’Amico, Esther Veen and Robert-Jan Geerts
- “Interpreting the human-animal relationship. Problematizing the integration of animals in interpretive research” organized by Hanneke Nijland and Susan Boonman-Berson