Thesis Advisory committee
For each doctoral candidate, there will be a thesis advisory committee (TAC) with three to four members: The project PI(s), one other senior researcher (preferably from a different discipline, so that both physics and medicine are represented), and an additional member from a different institution or from the industry. There will be TAC meetings with the doctoral candidate within the first 6 months of the doctoral research and then yearly, with three to four meetings in total. The TAC will discuss the progress and quality of the research together with the doctoral candidate, identify conceptual and technical problems, and provide scientific and personal advice. The TAC will also provide guidance on career development, including advice on qualification activities and networking. Each TAC meeting will be documented by a written protocol. A template can be found here:
Please send the signed protocol to Karin Kleinstück (GRK 2274 assistant).
The doctoral research will be closely monitored on several levels to ensure timely completion of the thesis and to detect possible obstacles as early as possible: Daily supervision is provided by the respective research group and its postdoctoral researchers, especially those directly involved in the project as co-PIs; the senior PI(s) should check with the candidate at least once per month; the candidate will present a progress report once per year within the GRK2274 seminar and annual retreat, and the TAC meetings will put the pro-gress and further strategy under special scrutiny.
At the beginning of the doctoral research, the TAC and the doctoral candidate sign a supervision agreement which contains concrete arrangements regarding the supervision. Sample agreement sheets are available from both LMU and TUM: