Doctoral Consortium

The Games+Learning+Society Doctoral Consortium offers select graduate students the opportunity for valuable career advice and critical feedback on their scholarship. Graduate students working on their dissertations will receive feedback on their research trajectories, publishing advice from successful authors and journal editors, and timely information about the job search from early career scholars who have recently been on the market. They will also have the opportunity to build new peer relationships and potential collaborations with other graduate students who are part of the consortium.

The Application Process: Sorry, folks, the deadline has passed!

To apply, please send a 2-page CV and a 1000-word prospectus (excluding references) describing the (1) goals of your research project, (2) research question(s), (3) background & theoretical frame, (4) methodology, (5) current status of your project, and a (6) description of the topics that you would like to address at the doctoral consortium.

This prospectus should be saved in PDF format and emailed to

Applications are due on March 22, 2014.

Notification emails will be sent April 15, 2014.
The Doctoral Consortium will take place immediately prior to the GLS Conference on June 10, 2014, in Madison, Wisconsin.

The GLS Doctoral Consortium is free to accepted participants, and we are delighted to announce that accepted participants will also have their GLS Conference registration fees comped!

Good luck to you all!

Questions? Contact the DC Co-Chairs, Alecia Magnifico, at and Ben Devane, at