Addressing global societal challenges

Practical information

Subscription and admission deadlines

  • Students should apply no later than 30 September 2016.
  • The Application form is found in a separate dropdown window here:;
  • Determination of successful applicants is based on the Motivation Letter as well as the wish of the Academic Committee to have good balance of different nationalities and of academic disciplines;
  • By 7 October 2016 all applicants will have received the decision regarding their application via e-mail; 
  • Within 7 days after acceptance to the PhD School (14 October 2016), Participants will be asked to make the down payment of £85 British Sterling;

  • The total cost of the Brno PhD School is £520;
  • Payment in full (re: remaining £435) is required by 1 November 2016;
  • All fees are to be paid to the following: Queen’s University of Belfast; Bank account number: 30090092; Sort Code: 98-01-55; Swift Code: ULSBGB2B; IBAN Code: GB62 ULSB 9801 5530 0900 92; Reference: Brno PhD;

  • If not selected, applicants will be added to the reserve list;

  • By 30 October 2016, selected Participants should upload a 10 pages document setting out their presentation. This paper will be presented in maximum 10 minutes during the PhD school and will be followed by 20 minutes discussion with fellow students and lecturers;

  • Upon payment in full, Participants will receive a Dropbox link to these shared papers;
  • The Academic Committee receipt of full payment, assist Participants in gaining recognition with their universities training schemes.

Further Information

  • Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Brno PhD School; assistance and coordination of airport arrival will be provided;
  • Participants are provided hotel accommodations (double occupancy) from Sunday 20 November to Friday morning 25 November (thus, Participants should make arrangements to arrive on the Sunday and depart on Friday evening or will can be assisted by being provided with an extra evening’s stay at their own expense of EURO 40 (double occupancy);
  • Brno can be quite cold in November: bring appropriate clothing;
  • The total cost of the Brno PhD School is EUR 600 which includes participation in the PhD School, food and shared accommodations (2 persons), and a fieldtrip to Vienna;
  • The PhD school can host a maximum of 25 students;
  • A one-day Field Trip will take place on Thursday 24 November 2016 to Vienna, a two hour coach ride.  We will participate in events in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Global Report on Trafficking in Persons Unit (tentative). All return by coach the same evening;
  • Members of the Antislavery Usable Past’s postgraduate research network will receive special dispensation as a result of funding available through the Antislavery Usable Past Project