All yDiv doctoral reseachers who have started their PhD as of 2023 have to fill in the individual supervision agreement together with their main supervisor. The signed document has to be send to the yDiv coordination office. Individual agreements (see appendix) are documented and kept between the doctoral researcher and the supervisor. They are not shared with yDiv. Individual agreements should also be revisited during the annual appraisal interview or whenever needed.
In addition to the main supervisor, yDiv doctoral researchers are co-supervised and mentored by the PhD advisory committees (PAC).
The aim of the PAC is to support the doctoral researcher in his or her project and career planning.
If you have any questions regarding the PAC process, or if you have any problems with your supervisor or PAC team, do not hesitate to contact the yDiv coordination.
All members of the PAC team should be active researchers and hold a PhD degree. To ensure interdisciplinary exchange, at least two PAC members should belong to different iDiv research groups.
Tasks of the PAC members
Attend the PAC meetings and serve as personal contact for individual advise
Monitor the doctoral researcher’s work progress
Advise doctoral researcher regarding the development of their research project
Help in building the doctoral researcher’s professional network
Assist the doctoral researcher in aspects of career planning
Tasks of the doctoral researcher
Convene the PAC and organise the meetings
Report about progress of the PhD project (i.e. milestones, publications, delays)
Prepare PAC documents (project plan and progress reports) and sends them to the PAC and the yDiv coordination
After you have formed your PAC, you invite them and the yDiv coordinator to the initial “kick-off” meeting to discuss your project plan. Before this meeting you prepare the project plan document (PDF) and send it to your PAC members.
Documents for individual supervision
- yDiv Supervision Agreement for main supervisors and doctoral researchers
- yDiv Supervision Agreement for main supervisors and doctoral researchers - Appenedix for individual agreements
- Supervision Expectations Form (PDF)
Documents for PAC meetings