WIMEK supports PhD candidates in the natural and social environmental sciences during their PhD trajectory.
We consider it of great importance that you develop useful competencies that go beyond your PhD subject. We want to help you finish your PhD in time, manage work pressure, prepare for your future career, and learn how to have impact with your science on society.
There are several ways by which WIMEK can help you to obtain these goals. Detailed information about relevant subjects you can find following the links at the right.
We are always open to hear from you
Whenever you have suggestion about courses, remarks about procedures, questions about your PhD, information that might also be useful for your PhD colleagues, etc., please do not hesitate to contact us!
Timetable WIMEK PhD Programme
|Start PhD project||Registration at department: PhD contract (for PhD candidates not financed by WU or NWO)|
|Please read Preparing for your PhD for more information about for instance housing and visas|
|If applicable: payment of tuition fee (guest PhDs, sandwich PhDs with third flow funding)|
|Registration with WIMEK|
|You receive an invitation for the WIMEK introduction meeting|
|If you want to take BSc of MSc courses or want a Students sports card (and are not emplyed at WageningenUR), send us a request|
|Within 6 months||Upload of legal agreement by your first promotor in Hora Finita (if you do not have an employment contract)|
|Fill out your first draft of the Training and Supervision Plan (TSP) and discuss it with your supervisor(s)|
|Official submission & formal approval of the TSP in Hora Finita|
|Write your research proposal|
|Submission research proposal in Hora Finita|
|Make Data Management Plan and upload it in Hora Finita|
|Assessment research proposal by WIMEK by external reviewers|
|Approval of research proposal by WIMEK|
|8-14 months||Go/No-go conversation with supervisor|
|Formal admittance to the Wageningen PhD programme|
|N.B.: Check if you/your supervisor has a letter from SSC certifying that you have been admitted to the PhD programme.|
|During project||Monitoring at 9 months and at 2, 3, 4 (etc.) years|
|Final year||Read the doctoral degree regulations again|
|Find the way your future opponents will assess the quality of your thesis in Appendix 6 of the doctoral degree regulations|
|Tentative: participate in WGS session Last Stretch of the PhD Programme about the final 6 months|
|At least 15 weeks before graduation||Apply for your WIMEK-SENSE diploma|
|Ca. at the time of graduation||Final evaluation and registration as WIMEK alumnus|