Call for Doctoral Consortium

We invite you to apply to participate in our very first ICTD Doctoral Consortium (DC). The DC's goal is to connect doctoral students to each other and experts in their research areas, as well as provide opportunities for learning about relevant emerging theoretical trends, methodologies, and tools in the field of ICTD. Participants will present their research before fellow doctoral students and experts, with the hope that this will support exchange of ideas, solicit constructive feedback from experts, develop mentor relationships, and expand collaborative research networks. The DC is an excellent opportunity for young ICTD scholars to learn about the richly diverse ICTD community as they develop their dissertation research trajectories. 

To apply, please email the following documents in a single PDF to

  1. Your two-page Curriculum Vitae (CV) that includes:
    • your name, email, and website
    • your affiliation and advisor(s)
    • your educational history and work experience
    • your publications and awards history
    • any other information you consider important/relevant
  2. Evidence that you are a doctoral student (e.g., a letter from your advisor/thesis supervisor)
  3. A narrative of your research (2K to 3K words) that includes: 
    • research questions and objectives
    • literature review
    • methodologies (in use/to be used)
    • theoretical frameworks (if relevant)
    • findings (preliminary/anticipated)
    • contributions (preliminary/anticipated)

Deadline: October 1, 2018 at 11.59pm Anywhere on Earth time
Notifications: November 8, 2018
DC: January 4, 2019



We will give preference to applications of students who are in the earlier stages of their Ph.D. To shortlist, we will consider the overall quality of the application, the area of research, the location, and diversity status of the applicant. We will target an attendance of roughly 25 participants. These participants will have their conference registration fees waived, and will also be eligible for travel and accommodation support. 

At the DC, participants will be expected to prepare a poster and an oral presentation. Both will be shared with sets of conference participants, and the DC will run for 4 to 6 hours. More details TBA closer to the date. 


Doctoral Consortium CHAIRS

P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan (IIT Delhi, India)
Nimmi Rangaswamy (IIIT Hyderabad, India)
Aditya Johri (George Mason University, USA)