OZSW PhD Writing Retreat Autumn 2023

The PhD Council of the Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) invites PhD candidates in philosophy to register for the OZSW Writing Retreat to take place on 24 – 27 October 2023.


October 24-27, 2023


Landgoed ISVW
Dodeweg 8
3832 RD Leusden

Type of activity

Writing Retreat

Primary target group

PhD candidates

Application/registration deadline

The registration deadline is 30 September, 2023.
Please note that there are only 20 spots available.

About the topic

Do you have trouble concentrating on your writing? Do e-mails keep dropping in just as you were about to finish that paper? If you need to banish distraction and focus to chase your PhD goals, a writing retreat could be just what you need! Finally, you’ll have time to start that paper, finish your chapter, or revise that report that you’ve been meaning to send out.

The OZSW PhD council is organizing a writing retreat from 24-27 October 2023 at the charming and quiet ISVW Landgoed for all OZSW PhD candidates. For only 150,- euros, you will get a private room for 3 nights, breakfasts, lunches, 3-course dinners and, most importantly, the solitude to write for 4 days straight. As a break, you can take a walk in the beautiful forest.


150 euros.

The retreat is only open for OZSW PhD members. If you would like to become a Regular PhD or Associate PhD member, please check if you are eligible here.

How to apply / register

Registration is closed. There are 20 spots available. First come, first served. If there is no place left any more, you will be put on a waiting list, and we will contact you the moment a place becomes available.

If the registration is closed because the maximum number of participants has been reached it is still possible to be put on a waiting list. For more information, please contact Fenanda Jacobs at assistant.director@ozsw.nl.

Due to the cancellation costs of ISVW, the cancellations costs differ from the OZSW policy, and are as follows:

Cancellation 2 months before the retreat: full refund
Cancellation between 1 and 2 months before the retreat: 65% refund
Cancellation between 1 month and 2 weeks  before the retreat:  40% refund
Cancellation between 2 weeks and 1 week before the retreat: 15% refund
Cancellation between 1 week before the retreat: no refund.
If you can find a replacement, the above doesn’t apply, but you have to arrange the finances between each other yourself.

In case you would like to cancel your registration, please inform the OZSW coordinator Fenanda Jacobs (assistant.director@ozsw.nl) and the retreat organizer Sophie van Balen (vanbalen@esphil.eur.nl)  as soon as possible. We will then process your request for cancellation together accordingly.

Cancellation and registration policy


Sophie van Balen (vanbalen@esphil.eur.nl)
Wouter Wiersma
Ties van Gemert