To do:

The required documents must be submitted by email to promotiezaken@amc.uva.nl by the supervisor or by the PhD candidate (with a copy (cc) to the supervisor for their consent)

Necessary documents:

  • Completed and signed ‘Doctorate Committee composition proposal’ form (EnglishDutch)
  • If proposing a foreign member: verification that the person holds a current appointment as a full or associate professor affiliated with a university or is an expert and holds a doctorate need to be provided. This can be a screenshot or link to the personal/university/hospital webpage or a CV. The title and affiliation must be clearly stated

Tips:

Requirements and instructions for completing the ‘Doctorate Committee composition proposal’ form

  • The committee must consist of at least 5 and preferably no more than 6 voting members (excluding supervisors and co-supervisors, who have no voting rights)
  • Committee members who are entitled to vote must be approached by the supervisor and agree to sit on the Doctorate Committee
  • All members must be capable of evaluating the manuscript and must be present at the defence
  • The majority are full professors or the foreign equivalent (see step 2), the remaining members may be experts with a doctorate
  • At least 1 full professor, or the foreign equivalent (see step 2), is from outside the UvA
  • At least 1 full professor is from the UvA with an appointment at the Faculty of Medicine (AMC)
  • At least 50% are from the UvA or AMC
  • Only one affiliation is permitted per full professor or expert with a doctorate
  • When selecting members for the Doctorate Committee, bear in mind the 25% rule for co-authorship (see below)
Additional regulation for the Faculty of Medicine:

25% rule for co-authorship

The number of co-authors who are also voting members of the Doctorate Committee:

only a minority of the 5 to 7 voting members of the Doctorate Committee may be co-authors

The number of articles co-authored with one or more voting members of the Doctorate Committee:

no more than 25% of the papers included in the manuscript may be co-authored by one or more voting members of the Doctorate Committee

Downloads:

  • Form: Proposal for composition of the Doctorate Committee - English
  • Form: Proposal for composition of the Doctorate Committee - Dutch
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