The Hotchkiss Brain Institute
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The attendance of external examiners at PhD defenses enhances the quality of the expertise and provides additional opportunity for an exchange of views and scientific knowledge with a leader in the field. Externals who witness great defenses leave with a very positive impression of the graduate programs and the training environment of the institute. The HBI encourages supervisory committees to consider bringing in external examiners for PhD defenses.
HBI Education can offer up to a maximum of $1500 towards reimbursing legitimate costs associated with bringing in an individual to serve as an external examiner for a PhD defense.
The notice of PhD Thesis Oral Examination must also be forwarded to the HBI Education Director in advance of the examination. All eligible expense claims must be submitted within eight weeks of the examination.
Legitimate Costs Include:
This program is subject to the availability of funds.