This year's PhD workshop preceeding the AESOP Annual Congress will take place from 20 to 23 July 2022 in Narva, Estonia. The topic is 'Space for (all) Species: Creative Use of Data to Understand the Role of Planning.' Apply by 18 February 4 March via the link at the bottom of the page.

A group of 40 students will take part in the workshop. The selection of participants will be directly managed by a scientific committee composed of the PhD workshop’s mentors and research methodology/design experts following a double-blind evaluation process.

The selection will be based on the submission of the following:

  • the general topic that the thesis is intended to address and its connection to the main theme of the AESOP 2022 Congress; including research goals and questions; research methodology; expected outcomes of the thesis max 2000 words

  • motivation letter max. 600 words

  • academic CV max. 2 pages

  • Optional: short application for a bursary (only for AESOP members and members of the AESOP Young Academics Network whishing to apply for a scholarship - see the section Application for details);

The documents will be evaluated by the scientific committee on the basis of their quality and the ways in which they address the theme. Gender and geographical representation will also be considered.

Note that it is not possible to attend if you have previously participated in an AESOP PhD workshop.

After the initial selection, the participant is required to submit:

- a draft article or chapter that she or he is currently working with and would like to get feedback on by the PhD Workshop mentors (preferably the applicant as the 1st author or with a clearly defined contribution). Submission at least a month before the workshop, the exact deadline will be determined in due course.

- the slides of the presentation the student is going to make about their work during the workshop and what they would like to get feedback on - submission before the workshop starts. 

More information and exact deadlines will be sent to the selected participants.