Within 24 calendar months from the definitive admission to the doctoral programme by the CDD, the candidate should pass the confirmation stage.
The confirmation step is organized between the candidate and the supervisory panel at a time and site of mutual agreement and involves several elements:
- DATE PROPOSAL (D-4 weeks)
At least 1 month prior to the intended confirmation date, the candidate or the supervisor informs the Doctoral Bureau in Management (via the administration, Sandrine Delhaye) about the upcoming event.
The candidate or supervisor may request the presence of a member of the Doctoral Bureau at the confirmation.
Analogously, the Doctoral Bureau may signal their intention to assist at the confirmation.
In both cases, the Doctoral Bureau will coordinate with the supervisory panel as to find a suitable date for the confirmation.
- CONFIRMATION DATE
Unless a request has been made as of (2), the supervisor informs the Doctoral Bureau about the date of the confirmation.
- CONFIRMATION REPORT (D-2 weeks)
Two weeks prior to the confirmation, the candidate submits the confirmation report, a written report or authored article(s), showing progress in the research project.
- CONFIRMATIONΟ PRESENTATION
At the confirmation, an oral presentation (20 minutes) of completed and future work in the doctoral project.
After presentation and discussion, the supervisory panel and possible members of the DSM Doctoral Bureau deliberates upon the conclusions of the confirmation.
The report from the confirmation is written by the supervisor and signed by all members of the supervisory panel.
The candidate also write a confirmation report.
- VALIDATION REQUEST
The report is submitted in original to Doctoral Bureau (via the administration, Sandrine Delhaye) for validation request.
The request is accompanied by the following information:
– Updated sheet of passed doctoral and planned activities of the doctoral program;
– the confirmation report written by the candidate;
– the report of the supervisory panel.
The Doctoral Bureau validates the result of the confirmation exam at the doctoral training (ECTS) and disseminates the decision to the candidate and the members of supervisory panel
In the event of failure, the CDD can define a period of maximum 12 months within which the candidate may retry the confirmation.