Applicants are selected for interviews on the basis of their academic record and their research proposal. Your research proposal shows that you are ready to write a doctoral dissertation that fits within the EDOLAD programme. The proposal must be written in English and should be no longer than 2500 words (including any footnotes and references).
The proposal should outline the project that you wish to pursue in your doctoral project. It should demonstrate both the originality and feasibility of your doctoral project. What is the topic of your proposed research? What is your research question (in no more than one sentence?)? Why is the topic important and why now? What communit(y)ies is/ are served by your research?
The proposal should demonstrate an awareness of the state of the art in the field (with references to the literature) and provide information on your proposed research methodology.
Your proposal must also make clear how the compulsory fieldwork component is integrated into your research project. It must be an integral, necessary part of answering the research question.