The Calls for applications for the 2021 Intensive Graduate Activities opened December 5, 2020.  

Students and scholars from the member universities are encouraged to explore the programs on offer in 2021, and apply early to guarantee their place.

The programs are the outcome of intense collaboration among the universities and have been developed based on the mandate of the member universities through the VIU Academic Council.

There are three types of intensive graduate activity at VIU.

  • VIU International PhD Academy
    This is an intensive training program for PhD candidates from the member universities of VIU. The Academy is 5-7 day event, which includes a scientific program and a parallel program of workshops that provides PhD candidates with training in a range of skills that will be useful in developing their research and academic careers.
  • VIU Graduate Seminars
    These are thematic intensive seminars given in a concentrated period on subjects of universal interest, open to a broad spectrum of disciplines. They are suited to both Master’s and PhD students and are open to candidates from all the VIU member institutions. The young researchers will receive support in defining their research proposal. Significant cooperation among departments in the member universities is expected.
  • VIU Summer/Winter Schools
    VIU supports the development of a series of VIU Summer Schools, which are intensive taught programs that are offered each year. They are addressed to students of varying levels; check each program brochure. The Schools are also open to applicants outside of the VIU membership.

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life course copWinter School | Lives Life Course and Vulnerabilities | Online edition
March 8-12, 2021

Call for applications
October 20, 2020 – January 31, 2021

 

 

 

 

What is a PeoplePhD Academy | What is a People? Social, Political, and Legal Controversies 
April 19-23, 2021

Call for applications
December 5, 2020 – January 15, 2021

 

 

 

 

Plastic Pollution and Bioplastic MaterialsPhD Academy | Plastic Pollution and Bioplastic Materials
April 26-30, 2021

Call for applications
December 5, 2020 – January 20, 2021

 

 

 

 

Activism and Social MovementsGraduate Seminar | Activism and Social Movements
May 24-28, 2021

Call for applications
December 5, 2020 – February 10, 2021

 

 

 

 

ageing 2017Summer School | Summer Institute on Ageing - Long Term Care
June 7-11, 2021

Call for applications
December 5, 2020 – February 28, 2021 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Transportation Summer School | Advanced Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management
June 28 – July 3, 2021 

Call for applications
December 5, 2020 – March 7, 2021 

 

 

 

 

VIU Summer School Global ShakespeareSummer School | Global Shakespeare: Othello’s Venice in the World
July 5-10, 2021

Call for applications
December 5, 2020 – March 15, 2021


 

  

 

Migration and GenderSummer School | Migration and Gender: a Legal and Literary Perspective
July 12-17, 2021

Call for applications
December 5, 2020 – March 20, 2021 

 

 

 

 

Critical Infrastructure Resilience_03Summer School | Critical Infrastructure Resilience
July 19-23, 2021

Call for applications
Opening on December 5, 2020

 

 

 

 

Science DiplomacySummer School | Science Diplomacy: Improving Capacity of Science to Inform Policy
July 19-30, 2021

Call for applications
December 5, 2020 – March 31, 2021 

 

 

 

 

Films in VeniceSummer School | Films in Venice and Filming Venice
August 30 – September 8, 2021

Call for applications
December 5, 2020 – April 30, 2021 

 

 

 

 

ResearchersPhD Academy | Everything you always wanted to know about becoming a researcher (but were afraid to ask) – Transversal Skills for Young Scholars
April 19-23, 2021

Call for applications
December 5, 2020 – May 15, 2021

 

 

 


Activities postponed from 2020


cop VIU PhD academy Quantitative Methods in Legal Studies 500x515PhD Academy | Light: Its Nature and Its Use
May 3-7, 2021

Call for applications
Applications are currently closed, however, should any places become available, a new call for applications will be opened.

 

 

 

  

cop VIU PhD Academy Cities and Water 3 500x516PhD Academy | Cities and Water in a Time of Climate Change
Juny 7-11, 2021

Call for applications
Applications are currently closed, however, should any places become available, a new call for applications will be opened. 

 

 

   

ageing 2017Summer School | After Capitalism: Micro and Macro-institutional Conditions of Transformation
June 14-18, 2021

Call for applications
Applications are currently closed, however, should any places become available, a new call for applications will be opened. 

 

 

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Graduate Seminar | Climate Change Mitigation: Carbon Capture and Utilization
July 12-16, 2021

Call for applications
Applications are currently closed, however, should any places become available, a new call for applications will be opened. 

 

 

 

cop VIU Graduate Seminar Climate Change Mitigation 500x454PhD Academy | Quantitative Methods in Legal Studies
October 2021 (tbd)

Call for applications
Applications are currently closed, however, should any places become available, a new call for applications will be opened.