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NIG's first PhD Research Day

Friday September 17th 2021, 10 AM – 5 PM

Utrecht (Seats2meet)

Free for NIG PhDs 

This year, NIG’s first PhD Research Day will take place! During this day you as NIG-PhD researcher have the opportunity to present your research to your fellow PhDs. This day will allow you to practice your presentation skills, receive and give feedback, socialize, and prepare for the annual NIG conference in November. We hereby invite you to participate!

The Research Day will be organized in physical form, unless the circumstances force us otherwise. We plan to book a venue in Utrecht, probably either at the USBO or Seats2Meet. The day will start at 10AM and continue until 5PM. More information on the day’s program and location will follow.

We welcome research papers in any stage of development. Do not hesitate to send in your ideas, research proposals, full research papers or societal impact pieces, as this day is meant to discuss all of them. Dependent on the number of papers we receive, we will organize one or multiple panels.

To participate, please submit your abstract (in English, max. 300 words excluding references) by email ( before August 1st 2021.

All final papers must be submitted to the same email address before September 1st 2021. Distribution of the papers and discussant roles will be organized right afterwards so that everyone can prepare in advance. We expect all participants to prepare a brief presentation of their papers (up to 10 minutes) as well as to prepare a short discussion statement (raising 2-3 points) on a paper of a peer that is allocated to them.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to meeting you and discussing your research!


The NIG Research Day 2021 team, 
Noor de Boer (managing director NIG) 
Esther Verheijen (office manager NIG) 
Henrico van Roekel (PhD student at Utrecht University) 
Noortje Hoevens (PhD Student at Radboud University Nijmegen)