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SDP Application Form

SDP Application Form

SDP application

SDP application

Your details

Your academic details

If you have not yet finalised a thesis title, please input a provisional title. Note that we cannot accept students who are unable to give any information about their likely area of research.
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Please enter a brief summary of your thesis topic, including research questions, methodology and likely contribution.

Reasons for applying

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This information will help us improve our communications strategy in the future.

Accompanying Materials

When attaching any documents to your application, please ensure your surname is included in the file names. Please note we cannot consider applications which do not include these materials.
Please attach your most up-to-date academic CV. This should include details of all prior qualifications, academic publications and the final grades of your most recent completed degree. *
Maximum upload size: 67.11MB
Please provide a description (max 1500 words) of your doctoral thesis research project, including a precise research question, theoretical framing, research design, preliminary findings, and references. Your description should also clearly convey how any data have been collected and analysed, as well as concisely indicate the academic field to which the thesis aims to contribute *
Maximum upload size: 67.11MB


All applications must be supported by at least one academic reference. This should usually be provided by a dissertation supervisor, but we can also accept references from other faculty with close knowledge of your work. The reference should be emailed to It should address the following questions:

  • Whether and why you think this student would benefit from attending this summer programme;
  • How you feel the student would fare in an international, interdisciplinary environment that depends on openness to intellectual exploration and collegial feedback;
  • How you would describe the quality and potential of their academic work;
  • Whether you would also support an application for scholarship support (and your reasoning).

Please also enter the details of your referee below, so that we can contact them if we do not receive the reference in good time.

Special Requirements

Personal information collected via this form will be held in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR and solely for the purposes of processing applications to the Summer Doctoral Programme. It will be held securely and not passed on to third parties outside the OII. Please see our privacy policy for further information.