The working group describes onboarding as all activities and information provided in the initial period to allow the doctoral candidates to integrate into the research community and become familiar with the university. By the end of 2023, the working group will publish a handbook on onboarding for doctoral candidates with general suggestions and examples of best practices.
In this section, we give PRIDE members the opportunity to present projects in the context of the doctorate in which they are involved and which are relevant and interesting for professionals. Projects can be implemented at national, European or global level.
DocTalent4EU is a two-year HORIZON EUROPE funded project (2023-2024) aimed at improving training and career development for PhD candidates.
The project “KaWuM – Career Paths and Qualification Requirements in Science and Higher Education Management” funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education, aims to identify tasks in science management and their qualification requirements.
In today’s growing competitive landscape, it has become more important than ever to advance the skills needed for a sustainable research careers. Outside of their scientific expertise, researchers are required to have excellent skills in for instance management and communication.
The MARDS project deals with one of the most acute problems in the Montenegrin and Albanian educational system, the doctoral studies. Its main objective is to contribute significantly to the reformation of doctoral studies in accordance with the Salzburg principles and to establish sustainable and modern joint pilot doctoral schools between two friendly neighboring partner countries, which will serve as an example of “good practice” for the Western Balkan region. In the medium to long term, the MARDS project contributes to building, improving and continuously expanding sustainable capacities in the field of doctoral studies in the two countries, Montenegro and Albania. In order to achieve this, the relevant ministries of both countries are part of the consortium in addition to academic partners.
The Researcher Mental Health Observatory (ReMO) COST Action (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), is a coordinated and evidence-based international networking action, aimed at promoting mental health skills and wellbeing within academia. At the moment of writing, the consortium already includes 29 member countries and 100+ leading researchers and practitioners. ReMO is a four year action that will build an Evidence Hub (E-HUB), a Training and Dialogue Network (TDN) and dissemination platform for institutional policy and best practice guidelines. Crucial to ReMO’s mission is its capacity in bringing together stakeholders from academia, practitioners, private sector, civil society, higher education management and researchers to actively and efficiently exchange input on experienced challenges, best and worst practices, knowledge gaps and needs.