Content Development

Proposals Due: August 1st 2019

Proposal Submission Link

Brief Project Overview

As a resource conceived, developed and maintained by the GCC, ImaginePhD should evolve through the vision of GCC members. This Call For Proposals seeks the ideas for new content that could enhance ImaginePhD and be delivered by early summer 2020. These content projects will be managed and executed by the GCC member or team awarded the project with oversight and support provided by ImaginePhD leadership.

Project Goals

The goals for this ImaginePhD Content Development Project are:

  • Create a pathway for ImaginePhD to grow under the vision of GCC membership
  • Create an opportunity for GCC members to direct the growth of ImaginePhD content
  • Support the growth and evolution of ImaginePhD
  • Ensure quality and relevant content is integrated into ImaginePhD

Scope of Work

Project leaders will be responsible for the conception, development and realization of the content project. Proposals will include an overview of the content, budget, and a plan for implementation in the site. He/she will then be responsible for overseeing the development of the content and working with a web developer to integrate the content into the site. Bi-monthly meetings with ImaginePhD Content Lead will provide opportunities to ensure the project stays on time and meets ImaginePhD goals.

The new content must be within the scope of ImaginePhD, which aims to provide:

  • Resources related to career pathways emerging directly from doctoral degree programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • A starting point for self-examination and exploration of possible career pathways
  • Tools that support conversations between students and career mentors about careers and other professional aspirations or opportunities
  • An accessible, user-friendly online platform for personal, professional and academic planning for students regardless of stage in programs or career goals

Proposal Requirements:

  • 1-2 page overview of the project including description and motivation for the concept
  • Project Timeline
  • Detailed Budget
  • GCC Member Name(s) - Identify the Primary contact and name all other contributors

Budget Range

Most projects will fall within the $500-$3000 range. With approved justification, higher budget projects may be considered.

Criteria for Selection

  • Clarity and specificity of project and plan for completion
  • Relevance to the scope of ImaginePhD
  • Demonstrated understanding of how proposed content relates to ImaginePhD’s current offerings and resources
  • Facilitates the evolution of ImaginePhD consistent with current thinking or practices in the field of career development
  • Creativity and inspiration
  • Plan for integrating of graduate student voice / feedback in content development process

Possible Content Projects might include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding Your Assessment Results
  • Series of instructional videos
  • Anonymous User Profiles
  • Project to identify, recruit, and collaborate with international colleagues to help identify appropriate resources for intl PhDs
  • Creative ways to integrate roles, fields, industries related to but not included in existing job families
  • Additional Job Simulations - crossover project between ImaginePhD and InterSECT Job Simulations

Intellectual Property

All ImaginePhD content is copyrighted under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available in conversation with the project lead.