Follow-up PhD Training 2023: looking back

The 2023 edition of the PhD Follow up Training took place at the University of Amsterdam on Thursday, 13 April 2023 08:45-16:30 CEST, and was organized in collaboration with the Asser Institute of International and European Law. The aim of this training was to provide participants with the tools to translate their expertise to a professional career in academia or elsewhere. This year’s training included modules on pursuing your career in universities, NGOs and governmental institutions. It also featured discussions on publishing for A-list academic journals and prestigious book series. Finally, it concluded with a discussion about formulating grant applications.


8.45-9.15 Coffee and registration                                                                                                    

9.15-9.30 Welcome 
Prof. Yvonne Donders, Chair of International Human Rights at the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Law, and Member of the NNHRR Steering Committee

Dr. León Castellanos-Jankiewicz, Researcher in International Law, Asser Institute for International and European Law

Joëlle Trampert, PhD Candidate University of Amsterdam, Department of Criminal Law

Dr. Jackson Oldfield, University of Amsterdam, Department of Public International Law

9.30-11.00 Panel on careers 
Continuing in Academia
Dr. Nataša Nedeski, Assistant Professor of Public International law, University of Amsterdam

Working for the Dutch government or an international organisation
Dr. Nienke van der Have, Seconded National Expert at European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights [online]

Working in a National Human Rights Institute
Dr. Charlotte Baarda, Policy Advisor at the Netherlands Human Rights Institute

11.00-11.30 Coffee and tea break 

11.30-13.00 Panel on publishing 
Publishing in an ‘A list’ journal
Dr. Sofia Stolk, Senior Researcher in International Law, Asser Institute for International and European Law

Turning your PhD into a monograph
Dr. Tomas Hamilton, Assistant Professor of International Criminal Law, University of Amsterdam

13.00-14.30 Lunch break 

14.45-16.15 Pitching workshop 
Pitching for a Veni grant?
Frances Singleton, Project Manager Research & Innovation at University of Amsterdam, Founder at NoBolLex & Mentor at FEM-START

16.30 Closing and drinks 

18.30 Dinner