Communication Center- Dissertation Accelerator

The Dissertation Accelerator is open to all currently enrolled GT doctoral students actively working on their dissertations, at any stage of the process. The Accelerator provides students with structured time to write, accountability to help them meet their goals, community to support them through the process, and access to workshops that provide them with tools and strategies for completing the dissertation. The Accelerator is not a writing course and it does not provide writing instruction to students. Students should be prepared to write independently for ~20 hours during the Accelerator week.

We host an Accelerator at the end of each fall and spring semester and offer both in-person and remote options for participation. In-person participation is limited and priority is given to students who have not previously participated in an Accelerator in person and who fit the focus of the event, which changes based on the term.

  • Fall Focus: students in the final stages of the dissertation (graduating in May)
  • Spring Focus: students just beginning the process (proposal stage or first chapter/section)

The Spring 2022 Dissertation Accelerator will take place May 2nd-6th from 10am-5pm daily with both in-person and remote options for participation. Space is limited for in-person participation and will be determined based on where students are in the dissertation process, previous participation, and registration order. This Accelerator is designed for early-stage dissertation writers who are working on proposals or first chapters. PhD Candidates at any stage are welcome to participate remotely. All participants should be prepared to attend all sessions. Registrants will receive detailed information about the Accelerator one week prior to the event (including whether or not they are invited to participate in person).

Registration will open for the Spring 2022 Accelerator in early April.