Public Presentation at the faculty (FÖP)

The public presentation is chaired by the (Vice-) Director of the Doctoral Study Programme (DSPL) and attended by members of the doctoral advisory board and your supervisor(s). They will provide feedback to your research projects and evaluate whether the projects meet the scientific standards and if they can be realized successfully in a reasonable timeframe.

Your presentation of 15 - 20 min. will be in presence or virtual, organized by the VDS CoBeNe in collaboration with the SSC and followed by questions from the advisory board and (Vice-) DSPL. The meeting will last in total about 45 minutes.

According to the statutes, doctoral candidates have to pass the public presentation of their dissertation project within the first year. If your presentation was successful, your topic and the supervisor(s) usually get approved by the (Vice-) DSPL right after the presentation. If your topic is not approved you have the possibility to withdraw your application, adapt your research proposal and reapply for the approval of your topic.

 Dates

Public Presentation at the Faculty of Psychology

Dates and registration deadlines for PhD candidates of the research field: psychology

Thursday, 13 October 2022, 13:15 to 15:30
Registration Deadline: 22 September 2022, 24:00
Candidates

Thursday, 3 November 2022, 12:30 to 15:30
Registration Deadline: 13 October 2022, 24:00
Candidates

Friday, 18 November 2022, 9:00 to 12:00
Registration Deadline: 28 October 2022, 24:00
Candidates

Thursday, 15 Dezember 2022, 12:30 to 15:30
Registration Deadline: 24 November 2022, 24:00
Candidates

Tuesday, 26 January 2023, 12:30 to 15:30
Registration Deadline: 3 January 2023, 24:00
Candidates

Friday, 27 January 2023, 9:00 to 12:00
Registration Deadline: 3 January 2023, 24:00
Candidates

Thursday, 16 March 2023, 12:30 to 15:30
Registration Deadline: 16 February 2023, 24:00

Monday, 17 April 2023, 9:00 to 12:00
Registration Deadline: 20 March 2023, 24:00

Monday, 15 May 2023, 9:00 to 12:00
Registration Deadline: 17 April 2023, 24:00

Friday, 23 June 2023, 9:00 to 12:00
Registration Deadline: 26 May 2023, 24:00

Dates and registration deadlines for PhD candidates of the research field: cognitive humanities

Tuesday, 30 June 2022, 9:00 to 11:15
Registration Deadline: 02 June 2022, 24:00
Candidates

Public Presentation at the Faculty of Life Sciences

Dates and registration deadlines for PhD candidates of the research field: biology

Tuesday, 25 October 2022, 14:00 to 17:00
Registration Deadline: 4 October 2022, 24:00

Tuesday, 29 November 2022, 14:00 to 17:00
Registration Deadline: 8 November 2022, 24:00
Candidates

Tuesday, 24 January 2023, 14:00 to 17:00 
Registration Deadline: 3 January 2023, 24:00

 

 

 

Dates and registration deadlines for PhD candidates of the research field: neuroscience

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 14:00 to 14:45
Registration Deadline: 29 March 2022, 24:00
Candidates

Your Dissertation Project

Every project has to be planned from the beginning on in order to be completed successfully – also and especially in scientific work. The length of the entry phase depends on the stage of development of your dissertation project. The research proposal plays a major role when planning your research and doctoral thesis project. It is a thematically and methodologically concise description of your doctoral thesis project. Moreover the research proposal is an important planning instrument that helps you to structure your perennial dissertation project and to realize your doctoral thesis step by step. The clearer you define your research questions, approach and goals, the easier you will manage the realization.

According to §15 (8) study law part of the statutes of the University of Vienna and according to the curriculum, the dissertation project has to be submitted by the end of the first study year at the latest. Doctoral candidates must present their dissertation project within the framework of a faculty public presentation (FÖP) within the first year. If your presentation was successful, your topic and the supervisor(s) usually get approved by the (Vice-) DSPL right after the presentation. If your topic is not approved you have the possibility to withdraw your application, adapt your research proposal and reapply for the approval of your topic.

Guidelines for the Research Proposal (Exposé)

Dimensions of your proposal depend on the current practice in your research discipline (5 - 15 pages, without bibliography). A research proposal has to include the following information:

  • Description of the topic of the doctoral thesis project including a clear research question
  • Outline of the state of research
  • Illustration of the chosen research methods
  • Relevant literature
  • Choice of supervisors
  • Time and work schedule, possibly financial budget and overview of resources

 Registration for the FÖP

To register for the public presentation at the faculty (FÖP), the following forms must to be emailed to vds.cobene@univie.ac.at (by the deadlines listed above):

  • Registration of the topic of the doctoral thesis and the supervisors (SL/D11)  
  • Regulations relating to good scientific practice (SL/W1)
  • Approval of financial support of the doctoral thesis project (SL/W4), only if additional resources are required, see details in SL/D11
  • Exposé as pdf-file not larger than 2 MB and labelled: surname_firstname_student registration number_expose.pdf

 Tip

Note that the public presentation is mandatory for all VDS CoBeNe PhDs and their supervisor(s).

Visit the public presentations of other PhD fellows! In doing so you can get a first impression of what will be expected from you. Additionally it is a great way to learn about current research projects at your Faculty.