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Works-in-Progress Series

An online opportunity to network and showcase your PhD project

The Works-in-Progress Series by the Development Research School offer a supporting environment for PhD students working on Development Research. This is an opportunity to showcase your own project and to network with other PhD students focusing on similar topics.


The works-in-progress series will consist of three meetings, spread out over the fall semester. Accepted applicants will be expected to attend all three meetings. In each meeting, there will be four PhD students and one senior scholar. The first meeting will be an introductory meeting, and the following two will be devoted to in-depth discussion of the PhD students’ work (two presentations per meeting).

The accepted applicants will be expected to submit a draft text ahead of the session in October or November. Drafts at any stage will be accepted, from early drafts to near-finished manuscripts. All participants will be expected to read the other participants’ drafts. More information on the submission of the draft will be shared with the accepted applicants at the introductory meeting in September. 

Application and Selection Process

PhD students from any stage of their PhD studies are welcome to apply, from a wide range of topics within development research.

Application deadline is August 20th 2024.

Welcome with your application!


Meeting 1: September 11th
10.15-11.00. Zoom.

Introduction and start-up.


Meeting 2: October 16th
10.15-12.00. Zoom.

Presentation and discussion of two of the PhD students’ drafts. The presentations will be very short (5-10 minutes) to allow for a longer discussions and feedback (35-40 minutes) from the other PhD students and from the instructor.


Meeting 3: November 13th
10.15-12.00. Zoom.

Presentation and discussion of the other two PhD students’ drafts.