After having successfully completed the Comprehensive Examination, PhD students must prepare and defend successfully their PhD thesis proposal. For information on the expected format and content of the PhD proposal in Women’s Studies, please consult the Guidelines for the preparation of the PhD thesis proposal.
The PhD proposal defense is a formal evaluation. It is also a unique occasion for the student to receive feedback on her/his/their work by seasoned academics in her/his/their field and to reflect in situ upon the implications of the evaluators’ questions or suggestions for her/his/their proposed project. For information on the procedures regarding the defense of the PhD proposal, please consult the Procedure for the submission and defense of the thesis proposal.
Throughout the preparation and submission of the thesis proposal, it is important that every step of the process be centralized at the IFGS office to ensure that all of the steps are followed.
If your research involves human subjects, consult the website of the Vice-President (Research). Please note that the thesis proposal must be successfully defended before submitting to the Ethics Committee.