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Doctoral Consortium

Workshop Description

The ICQE21 Doctoral Consortium is designed to support doctoral students in exploring and developing their research interests. The Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students to share their dissertation research with their peers and an international panel of faculty serving as mentors. Participants will engage in collaborative inquiry and scholarly discourse to improve their dissertation work and to advance their understanding of the field. To benefit from the Doctoral Consortium, applicants should be advanced graduate students and be at a stage in their dissertation research where the other participants and mentors may be of help in shaping and framing their research and analysis activities. The goal of this workshop is to promote intellectual exchange, provide mentoring and support for junior researchers, build capacity for diverse leadership and participation in the QE community, and facilitate collaboration across disciplines and geographic contexts.

Objectives and Design

The Doctoral Consortium aims to:

  • Provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on their dissertation research and to identify problems/issues for discussion and inquiry
  • Provide a setting for participants to contribute ideas and receive feedback and guidance on their current research
  • Promote collaborative mentorship between dissertation or thesis chairs and Ph.D. students using quantitative ethnographic approaches in their research
  • Provide a forum for discussing theoretical and methodological issues of central importance to quantitative ethnography
  • Develop a network of supportive scholars using quantitative ethnography across countries and continents
  • Contribute to the conference experience of participating students through interaction with other participants, mentors, and organizers
  • Support young researchers in their effort to enter different research communities.

Who Should Apply?

The ICQE21 Doctoral Consortium is open to Ph.D. candidates who are most likely to benefit from the intended goals through collaborative interaction. Generally, applicants should be at a stage in their work where the consortium participants may be of help in shaping the design and/or analysis. We suggest that graduate students who are early in their program or who have completed their dissertation at or around the time of the consortium do not apply.

Students who are accepted to the Doctoral Consortium will receive free conference registration, hotel accommodations, and travel stipends. Applicants who have queries about eligibility or have other questions should send an email to: icqeconf@gmail.com.

How to Apply?

Participants for the Doctoral Consortium will be selected on the basis of the academic quality of their proposal; relevance and potential contribution to the field of quantitative ethnography; recommendation from the advisor (supervisor); and their anticipated contribution to the workshop goals. The proposals will be reviewed by at least two international experts in the field.

Each proposal should contain the following within one document in the following order, and be submitted through the conference system.

  1. A cover sheet with your name, title of your research project/dissertation, your advisor’s name (or thesis chair’s name, as appropriate), your advisor’s e-mail, your institution, your personal webpage (if you have one), your e-mail address, and your mailing address.
  2. A 1-page personal statement that includes: (a) current status of your research and studies; (b) expected benefits of participation for both yourself and the other consortium participants; (c) what specific issues or challenges within your research that you would like to explore further.
  3. A 2-page summary of your research including tables, figures and references using the Proceedings template (Click here to access the template). The summary should include the following: (a) Abstract; (b) Goals of the research; (c) Background of the project; (d) Methodology; (e) Preliminary or expected findings; (f) expected contributions. Submissions should be written in English.

In addition, submitted through e-mail separately:

  • A letter of recommendation from your advisor.

Please submit the cover page, 1-page personal statement, and the 2-page summary as a single file in DOCX and PDF format named as follows: “Firstname_Lastname_DCproposal”. The application should be submitted through the ICQE 2021 Conference System.

Please have your advisor submit the letter of recommendation directly to icqeconf@gmail.com

Important Dates

Jun 14, 2021 Submission deadline
August 27, 2021 Notification date
September 17,2021 Final revisions due
TBD Proceedings published