Below are some frequently-asked questions (FAQ) about the EFA Doctoral Tutorial (EFA-DT) – such as, how to submit / apply to these pre-conference PhD events, eligibility requirements, if EFA membership and/or registration for the EFA Annual Meeting are mandatory, timing & deadlines, etc. (NOTE: For answers to inquiries about the EFA Annual Meeting, please refer to the FAQ Frequently Asked Questions section of the relevant EFA conference website.)
EFA Doctoral Tutorial – FAQ
Question: With the pandemic, will the EFA Doctoral Tutorial and the EFA Annual Meeting actually take place in Spain? Should I book travel and accommodation?
Answer: At this stage, we are planning to hold the EFA 2022 conference in real life but this will be confirmed later.
Question: I would like to submit to both the EFA Doctoral Tutorial and the EFA Annual Meeting. Can I do this?
Answer: You can submit to both the EFA Annual Meeting (main conference) and the Doctoral Tutorial (pre-conference event); however, you will need to make two separate submissions in the two systems. Please observe all deadlines and EFA membership / registration requirements!
Question: Can I submit to both the Doctoral Tutorial and the Doctoral Workshop?
Answer: No. As these sessions run in parallel, you must decide to which EFA doctoral event you wish to apply.
Question: How much does it cost to submit a paper for the Doctoral Tutorial?
Answer: There is no fee to apply for this event. Checkout the guidelines here.
Question: I wrote a paper with a co-author. Can I submit this paper to the Doctoral Tutorial?
Answer: No, you may only submit single-authored papers to be considered for the Doctoral Tutorial.
Question: I have an incomplete paper. Can I submit this to the Doctoral Tutorial?
Answer: You may submit an incomplete paper; however, the reviewers will take into account the degree of completeness of your paper. (The more complete your paper is, the better.)
Question: What should my advisor write in the required official application letter for the Doctoral Tutorial?
Answer: Your advisor is expected to confirm: (a) that you are enrolled as a PhD student at your institution; (b) the topic of your research; (c) that you have not yet been on the job market; (d) that your paper is single-authored. This application letter should be written on institutional letterhead, signed & stamped with an official seal and issued from the home university. Note that this document is not intended to be a letter of recommendation or reference.
Question: I have two papers I wish to submit. May I submit one paper to the EFA Doctoral Tutorial and the other paper to the EFA Annual Meeting?
Answer: Yes, you can; however, you will have to make two separate submissions in the two systems. Please observe all deadlines and EFA membership / registration requirements!
Question: I made a mistake in my submission to the Tutorial. What can I do?
Answer: Authors are entitled to change/revise/delete their submissions anytime before the deadline. Click on 'Your Submissions' ⇒ 'Edit Contribution Details'. From this page, you can change/update: author(s), organization(s), title of contribution, abstract, topics, and check-box options. To complete the action(s), you must click on the 'Save Data' button link. Please note that you cannot change your session choice.
Question: I submitted my paper to the Doctoral Tutorial, but am not a current EFA member this year. What can I do?
Answer: To submit to the Doctoral Tutorial you are not required to be a current EFA member; however, accepted students who wish to participate in the EFA-DT must first register for the EFA Annual Meeting and be or become EFA members for the current calendar year.
Question: I would like to attend the EFA Doctoral Tutorial as an observer. Is this possible?
Answer: Up to eight observers per year may be invited to the EFA-DT as non-participants. If you wish to apply to be an observer, please contact the organizers via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Priority will be given to PhD students registered for the EFA Annual Meeting.
Question: If I am accepted to the EFA-DT, when will I receive the Doctoral Tutorial stipend?
Answer: You will receive the stipend (€1,000 EUR) after and if the conference takes place in Spain. This EFA support is intended to help cover travel expenses and registration to the EFA Annual Meeting, as well as EFA membership for the current year.
Question: If I am accepted to the Doctoral Tutorial, when am I expected to be present at the conference location?
Answer: In 2021, all events were online but we are hoping to be able to meet again in person in 2022. The EFA-DT and the EFA-DW are usually full-day closed pre-conference events held in parallel on the same day the EFA Annual Meeting officially starts (Wednesday), preceded the evening before (Tuesday) by a joint welcome dinner which all invited participants should plan to attend. The EFA Annual Meeting (conference) consists of two-and-a-half days of scientific sessions (Thursday-Saturday), social events, an awards ceremony and a gala dinner (Friday).
Question: If I am accepted to the EFA-DT, can I get a travel grant?
Answer: No. Students accepted to the Doctoral Tutorial are not eligible to receive the new travel grant. They will receive the stipend after and if the conference takes place in Spain.
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