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DIBT Doctorate Workshop on Bilateral Investment Treaties - July 2, 2105

DIBT Doctorate Workshop on Bilateral Investment Treaties - July 2, 2015

Today we would like to invite PhD candidates to participate in the DIBT Doctorate Workshop on Bilateral Investment Treaties  related to the conference

“The Impact of Bilateral Investment Treaties on Taxation”

 The Doctorate Workshop will be held in Rust, Burgenland on Thursday July 2, 2015, from 15:00 to 18:00 and will be organized by the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law Vienna in cooperation with the Doctoral Program for International Business Taxation and the WU Global Tax Policy Center. The DIBT Doctorate Workshop on BITs is an opportunity for doctoral students who are writing their thesis in this area to give a short presentation of the current status of their work  and their preliminary research results. After each presentation one of the DIBT collegiates  (PhD candidates enrolled in WU’s Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation) or other researchers will comment on the dissertation project of the speaker (from the point of view of his or her discipline). Then the project will be discussed amongst the students and professors who are already present in Rust. 

If you are a PhD candidate yourself, wishing to apply, please submit the application form together with your CV, research outline and preliminary table of contents (in English please) by email to  by April 30, 2014, at the very latest. If you know someone else who might be in the target group and might be interested to apply, please spread the word and encourage him/her to apply! The application process will be competitive, and those who will be selected by the academic committee will be admitted to participate in the doctorate workshop and the conference for free. 

If really needed a small support for travel and/or accommodation could eventually be possible (but has to be negotiated individually).  

Your motivation email should address the following points, please:

  • The precise title of your thesis.

  • What question and indeas are you researching on?

  • Which are your methods used?

  • Which are the novelties (and distinguish your research from previous and from the others)?

  • What is your preliminary conclusion (if you are already "there")?

  • Please let us know the starting date of your research and the envisaged end date (to let  us know where you stand)

  • Please let us know your focus: are you coming from the TAXLAW area, or from the BITs, or having background in both?

Thank you for respecting the deadline of April 30, the application is competitive and the conference board will decide soon after.