The Black Doctoral Network invites workshop proposals for our Spring 2024 Workshop Series.  We welcome workshop proposals on any topic relevant to students and scholars in the pursuit of advanced degrees or professional development. We especially welcome workshops on the following topics: research training skills, community development, the power of networking, creating effective pipelines, diversifying the application pool, normalizing mental health and wellness, promotion and tenure, leadership and management training, STEAM career pathways, promoting student advocacy, transitioning career paths, and developing scholarly writing.

Workshops will be scheduled weekly on Wednesdays in March and April and will run for 6-8 weeks. Each workshop will be one hour in length and delivered via Zoom. The workshop presenters can decide on the exact format of their session, but we encourage an interactive approach that engages participants in practical ways as much as possible.

Submission Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2024 at 11:59PM EST.

Submissions must be from individuals with terminal or professional degrees or industry professionals. A CV/résumé is required as part of the application. Workshop proposals must be no more than 300 words. The deadline to submit a workshop proposal is January 15, 2024. Decisions regarding workshop proposals will be sent in early February.

Proposals must be in the form of abstracts, no more than 300 words in length. In your proposal include:

  • name of each presenter
  • the workshop title
  • purpose of the workshop
  • workshop materials (including the kinds of educational technology you might use)
  • objectives and outcomes
  • the intended audience (faculty, industry professionals, undergraduate students, graduate and professional students, and others outside of academia)
  • the intended experience level of participants (beginner, intermediate, or advanced)
  • experience and qualifications in the subject area

For questions regarding the Call For Workshops please contact: 

Black Doctoral Network Inc.