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Becoming a board member

When a vacancy is created in the board of the Central PhD Council, PhD candidates will be invited through our newsletter and the faculty newsletters to apply for a position on the board. Candidates must submit their CV and a letter of motivation. Following this, the board of the CPC will invite applicants for a conversation, making a selection based on the outcome of these.

As a board member you can serve the interests of your fellow PhD candidates. Participating in the board is also a good way to learn about the university and your faculty, and gain experience in university related administrative matters.

You will be expected to attend the monthly board meetings of the Central PhD Council, the meetings with the Rector Magnificus, and periodic meetings within your faculty. Each board member has their own function, such as chairman, treasurer, secretary or contact for the Promovendi Netwerk Nederland. Other duties are distributed among the board members. To compensate for these efforts, for each year that the board member takes seat on the board, his or her contract may be extended by one month.