Umeå University offers a development programme for doctoral students to improve conditions for a long and sustainable working life in a competitive academic community.
The programme aims to contribute to increased knowledge and self-awareness for doctoral students in order to strengthen the ability to meet the requirements and tough situations in the future.
Development programme for doctoral students
Doctoral students participates with the support of their supervisor
Doctoral students at Umeå University can apply to the programme. It is important that you have established your participation in the programme with your supervisor since some of the tasks require their cooperation.
Why should I take the development programme for doctoral students?
- strengthens your self-leadership and how to cope with demands for performance
- supports the development of a valuable relationship between you and your supervisor
- provides you and your supervisor with tools to handle tough situations that can arise in the doctoral education
- increases your ability to handle the role, which lays the foundation for a continued academic career after completed doctoral education.
Programme set up
The programme is divided into two steps depending on how far into your doctoral education you have come. Please observe that participating in step 2 is not mandatory to participate in step 2.
Step 1: The doctoral student role and doctoral students' work environment is targeted at students who have not yet had their mid-seminar.
Step 2: From doctoral student to PhD is targeted to those who have had their mid-seminar.
All sessions are held in English.
The development programme for doctoral students is led by people with broad expertise in psychology and extensive experience of doctoral students' unique work environment and work situation.
How to apply to the programme
Apply to the programme (step 1 or step 2) by filling in and sending the application form. The application form is available via the link below and in the menu to the left.
Please remember to establish your participation in the programme with your supervisor before your application.
After your application you will receive an email with information about if you have been admitted or if you need to apply again for a later round.
Application for the Development programme for doctoral students
Step 1: 30 August, 2023
Step 2: 20 January, 2024