In order to help the PhD students to successfuly plan and carry through their research projects Forum Scientium employs a range of support activities:
- Progress reports
- Project preparatory paper (PPP)
- Yearly individual follow-up
- Half time assessment
- Dissertation plan
- Note in dissertation
For additional information about PhD support please turn to the Forum Scientium Index.
General plans for Forum Scientium PhD-students
Each Forum Scientium member has a 'backpack' of 15.000 SEK per year which can be used for the doctoral studies, e.g. conferences, summer schools, external courses and course litterature. Note that all costs has to be approved in advance by Susann Årnfelt or Stefan Klintström. Participation in conferences or courses has to be approved by the supervisor. Any course litterature bought will be a property of the department.
Please contact Anette Andersson before you use your backpack for any purchases.
Here is a Manual for Backpack purchases.
Here is a Travel Order form, to be filled out and signed by Stefan Klinström before booking your trip.
Three times a year a progress report is written and handed in to the programme director. The report is primarily written as a part of the PhD-students planning of the research project. Secondly, it is made as a part of the communication between the PhD-student and the supervisor. Also, the experience of earlier Forum-members is that it was a valuable experience as they started to work outside the university where reporting every month is routine. The deadline for each progress report is announced on the news web page.
Project preparatory paper (PPP)
During the first 9 months of the PhD studies a Project Preparatory Paper (PPP) should be written. The PPP is a written description of the planned research project of the student, containing background and motivation for the project, a literature search, a goal description and speculative visions. The PPP is presented and discussed at a seminar 9 - 12 months after start.
Yearly individual follow-up
On a yearly basis, the programme director meets each PhD-student to discuss how Forum Scientium could be improved. At the same time, the PhD-students progress is monitored. The objective with this is to make the PhD-student even more aware of her/his responsibility for the progress of the project and especially the time limit for the exam.
Half time assessment
After 2,5 - 3 years a half-time assessment is done. This is a review of the thesis project by an external (normally foreign) evaluator. Note that the PhD-students at the faculty of Health Sciences make their half-time control instead.
After the half-time assessment or half-time control, a final dissertation plan is made.
Note in dissertation
The following note is included in the thesis, normally on the page following the title page:
"During the course of the research underlying this thesis, N. N. was enrolled in Forum Scientium, a multidisciplinary graduate school at Linköping University, Sweden."
The PhD-student is also registered as a Forum Scientium student in "forskar-LADOK".
How to make a personal web page
In the following pdf files you find information about how to edit your personal web page. You also find instructions on how to add a publication link to LiU Electronic Press.
- Instructions on how to edit your own personal web page (pdf, for present members)
- Instructions for Former members employed at LiU on how to edit personal web pages (pdf, for former members)
How to add a link on your home page to your publications in Electronic Press (present and former members)
Write for example the text "Press here for publications". Then make a hyperlink to the page
http://www.ep.liu.se/PubList/Default.aspx?userid=LiU-ID where LiU-ID should be changed to your own LiU ID (for example chaim49).
Post doc/transformer presentations
Former PhD students within Forum Scientium have at different occations given oral presentations about their experiences as PhD students and/or post doc/transformer period. Here you find their powerpoint presentions:
Last updated: 2013-01-14