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Becoming a researcher yourself

Something in your professional career or private life has sparked your ambition to start a research yourself. You might even think about writing a dissertation? To take the first step to make your dreams come true, you will need a research plan, a supervisor and funding. As an UG alumnus you might like to contact your former lecturers first to discuss your ideas. In some cases there are funding possibilities by your employer or another organisation.

An example from our faculty

Leanne Schreurs is a teacher at the Hospitality Business School and a researcher with us
Leanne Schreurs is a teacher at the Hospitality Business School and a researcher with us

“Saxion didn't have to ask me twice if I was interested in doing research on hospitality and language."

Leanne Schreurs, Spanish teacher at the Hospitality Business School of the Applied University Saxion is also PhD at the Faculty of Arts. Her employer pays to do research on the theme of hospitality in language for three a week. Hospitality is an important theme in hotels and restaurants, but it is also interesting for language courses, daily life and for the academic world. When do people think and feel someone is really welcoming and what is it exactly in their language that makes us feel that way? More information (in Dutch): Taal en gastvrijheid

The Graduate School for the Humanities

As a PhD at the Faculty of Arts you are a part of the Graduate School for the Humanities. On the website of the Graduate School you will find all kind of information on the procedure of a possible promotion project. We advise you to take a close look at that before you start to formulate a research plan. Furthermore you will find examples and contact information on this website. In some cases the Graduate School can help you find a suitable supervisor.

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