FÖP Workshop

The public presentation (FÖP) of your dissertation project is an important step towards your doctoral degree. You are expected to present your dissertation project for approval to the Doctoral Advisory Board no later than one year after admission. You should also not miss this opportunity to get important feedback. This workshop will support you to prepare for the FÖP. You will learn about the basics of the FÖP and get tips and tricks to write and present your proposal to the DSPL and members of the Doctoral Advisory Board. In addition, you will work on your proposal with coaches and peers and simulate the FÖP in a mock FÖP. You train to answer tricky questions, improve your communication skills and reduce stress before the actual FÖP. The workshop is a combination of knowledge transfer, tips and training from and with experts. 

Dates & Program

December 13, 2022
The first session is full-time. The DSPL’s head provides information on the basics of the FÖP and explains the process. Members of the Doctoral Advisory Board share insight into the criteria they use to evaluate exposés and presentations and give valuable advice. Afterwards, you work on your exposés in small groups, each under the guidance of a coach (a fellow of DSHCS who has already successfully completed the FÖP).
January 25, 2022
The second session is half-time and takes place shortly before the registration deadline for the third FÖP of the winter semester. You discuss the progress of your exposé with your group and your coach.
March 22 and April 19, 2023
These two sessions are each full-time and take place shortly before the third and fourth FÖP of the winter semester. On one of these dates, you present your dissertation project in a mock FÖP, to make yourself familiar with the situation. Peers and coaches provide feedback on content and presentation techniques.


1. and 2. session: Seminar room 1, Währinger Straße 29 1.UG
3. and 4. session: tba


Fellows of the DSHCS who plan to complete the FÖP in 2023


Submit the registration form and a draft synopsis (as one pdf document) to dshcs.hkw@univie.ac.at by November 30, 2022. The number of participants is limited!