In addition to the main supervisor, yDiv doctoral researchers are co-supervised and mentored by the PhD advisory committees (PAC).
The aim of the PAC is to support the doctoral researcher in his or her project and career planning.
All members of the PAC team should be active researchers and hold a PhD degree. To ensure interdisciplinary exchange, at least two PAC members should belong to different iDiv research groups.
Tasks of the PAC members
Attend the PAC meetings and serve as personal contact for individual advise
Monitor the doctoral researcher’s work progress
Advise doctoral researcher regarding the development of their research project
Help in building the doctoral researcher’s professional network
Assist the doctoral researcher in aspects of career planning
Tasks of the doctoral researcher
Convene the PAC and organise the meetings
Report about progress of the PhD project (i.e. milestones, publications, delays)
Prepare PAC documents (project plan and progress reports) and sends them to the PAC and the yDiv coordination
After you have formed your PAC, you invite them and the yDiv coordinator to the initial “kick-off” meeting to discuss your project plan. Before this meeting you prepare the project plan document (PDF) and send it to your PAC members.