Special Events at the SMiP group

In addition to the regular qualification program, the SMiP group organizes special events that are listed on this page.

Coping with the ongoing pandemia, we initiated several special offers within the SMiP group, i.e. Digital PI Consultation Hours (on demand) and informal SMiP gatherings after work. A special project in spring 2021 was the February of Failures initiative. Additionally, the SMiP equal opportunities committee invited Stefan Diestel (University of Wuppertal) to give a short workshop on self-regulation. In fall 2021, we started a new project, i.e. a talk series on career options after the doctorate. Another offer is the voluntary PhD colloquium, organized by SMiP PhD candidates. In fall 2022, we continued the successfull event series “Career Options after the Doctorate”.

In April 2022, the Research Training Group SMiP started in its second funding phase. Accordingly, some new elements were established for the upcoming years:

  • Small Group Meetings with external experts,
  • Regular Consultation Hours with our Mercator Fellow,
  • SMiP Summer School(s)
SMiP Summer School 2023

The first SMiP Summer School will take place at the University of Mannheim from 26 to 30 June 2023. The registration deadline is on 30 March 2023.

Digital Consultation Hours with Lesa Hoffman

The SMiP group's Mercator Fellow Lesa Hoffman offers digital office hours, specifically dedicated to SMiP PhD Candidates. During the spring summer semester (i.e. from 03 March to 16 June), Lesa will be available every Friday from 3:30–5:00 p.m. The invitation link was sent via e-mail.

Small Group Meetings

From 2023 on, the SMiP group will organize so-called Small Group Meetings about once per semester. These meetings will concentrate on specific topics and bring together SMiP members working in the respective field and feature one external expert as guest.