PhD Bootcamp FAQ

WHAT IS PHD BOOTCAMP?

PhD Bootcamp 2023 is a series of webinars and workshops intended for Indonesian audiences that aim to pursue PhD/Doctorate degree abroad. This series of events has a goal to provide strategic insights and practical tips on how to prepare an outstanding PhD application. It also aims to be a safe space for discussion and exchange of views between Indonesians prospective PhD students and researchers.

WHEN IS THE GENERAL TIMELINE OF THE OVERALL PROCESS?

PhD bootcamp involves a special partnership between Participants (Mentees) and Coaches (Mentors), thus we will conduct a rigorous assessment prior to the initiation of the program, which details can be found as follows:

Important dates forTimeline
Application Period17 September –  1 October
Selection1 October – 15 October
Result Announcement16 October – 22 October
Bootcamp4 November – 2 December
Evaluation SurveyDecember

WHAT ARE THE MODULES FOR PARTICIPANTS OF THIS PROGRAM?

  1. 4 November → Success Stories and Struggles of Getting into PhD Program
  2. 11 November → How to Write a High Quality Research Proposal
  3. 11 – 25 November → Workshop on Research Proposal, Academic CV and Approaching Potential Supervisor
  4. 2 December → Funding and Types of PhD

*Please note that schedule and/ or topic is subject to change

WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY AS A PARTICIPANT?

Every Indonesian citizen who aspires to pursue his/her PhD/Doctorate degree overseas and is committed to submitting at least 1 (one) application to a PhD program abroad before December 2024.

HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA?

Maximum 60 Indonesian professionals and academia with the criteria as follows:

– Have obtained or are currently in the final semester of a Master’s degree.

– Already have a research topic and plan to start a PhD within one year.

– Confident in English writing.

– Committed to participating in all modules and completing the assignments.

CAN WE APPLY IF WE ONLY HAVE A BACHELOR’S DEGREE AND ARE PLANNING TO APPLY FOR A PHD IN UNIVERSITIES THAT DO NOT REQUIRE A MASTER’S DEGREE?

Unfortunately not for this time.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS TO APPLY?

Prepare the following documents:

  • Personal data.
  • Previous education information.
  • Research experience that demonstrates your research skills, ability to coordinate long-term projects and capacity to work independently.
  • A short essay that tells us your motivation for pursuing a PhD.
  • A short draft of your research proposal, which should cover:
    1. Research scope
    2. The idea or main question
    3. Background
    4. The significance of that research

WHERE CAN WE ACCESS THE APPLICATION FORM FOR PARTICIPANTS?

Kindly go to http://bit.ly/IMPhD23

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR POTENTIAL COACHES TO APPLY?

  1. Completion of the provided Google Form
  2. Have obtained or currently doing a Doctoral Degree abroad.
  3. Passionate in helping fellow Indonesians to excel in their applications to PhD Program abroad.
  4. Committed to follow PhD Bootcamp’s rules and schedules.
  5. Able to provide guidance and mentoring for 2 – 3 participants on the topic of application to PhD Program, following the schedule below:
    • 11 November [19:00-21:00 WIB] → Presentation: How to Write a High Quality Research Proposal
    • 11 – 25 November* → Workshops: Research Proposal, Academic CV and Potential Supervisor

*Each Coach is asked to provide two workshop sessions within this timeframe. The exact date and time is adaptable to your schedule.

DO POTENTIAL COACHES HAVE TO HAVE OBTAINED A MASTER’S DEGREE PRIOR TO APPLYING TO THIS PROGRAM?

No. As long as you are now doing a Doctoral Degree or have obtained a Doctoral Degree from an institution abroad, then you may apply.

HOW WILL THE PARTICIPANTS AND COACHES BE PAIRED OR GROUPED?

Pairing/ grouping is carried out based on some preference criteria, including:

  • Target Region (country/continent) of the PhD Program
  • Area of Study
  • Research Specialization

Please note that although we will try our best to match the most ideal Participants-Coaches pairing or grouping, the decision will be determined based on the Mentorship team’s final discretion.

Last update: 21 September 2023