Doctoral Meeting of Researchers in International Taxation (DocMIT) and Postdoctoral International Tax Forum (PITF)

The purpose of the DocMIT and PITF is to provide researchers with an opportunity to discuss their current research projects with leading academics and a select circle of colleagues. Participants benefit from tailored coaching provided by our panel of international tax professors, as well as from feedback provided by peers from around the world.


The DocMIT is designed for students working on their doctoral theses in the fields of international, European or comparative tax law. There are no age limits or requirements concerning the stage of development of theses. Nevertheless, we expect all participants to have made some substantial progress in their research already and to have a good grasp of their subject, well-defined research questions, at least a first outline of their thesis and preferably some preliminary conclusions. Doctoral students should be at a stage where the external coaching and exchange of points are most valuable.


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The aim of the PITF is to provide a worldwide forum for young tax scholars from all over the world to meet and discuss their ongoing research projects. In order to qualify, applicants must:

  • Have obtained their PhD
  • Be under the age of 50
  • Spend 30% or more of their work time on research-related activities (regardless of the place in which such activities are performed: universities, international organizations, institutes, research centres, etc.)

Candidates are expected to be in the process of developing a comprehensive research project on international, European or comparative taxation, preferably different from the one that granted them their doctoral degree. University professors and lecturers are particularly encouraged to apply.

Individual coaching sessions (DocMIT and PITF)

One of the key components of the meetings is the individual coaching sessions. Each participant will present an overview of their research project and the specific details in terms of the findings made and/or obstacles faced. Participants are expected to highlight the most interesting and controversial issues in their research and to introduce some questions and/or propositions specifically conceived to provoke discussion amongst the participants.

Panel of experts

The meetings always feature panels of renowned experts in international, European and comparative tax law. In the last few years, we had the honour to host:

  • Pasquale Pistone – Academic Chairman of IBFD; Jean Monnet ad personam Professor at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, WU Vienna, Austria and Professor at the University of Salerno, Italy
  • Rainer Prokisch – Professor at Maastricht University, the Netherlands
  • María Teresa Soler Roch – Professor at the University of Alicante, Spain
  • Stef van Weeghel – Professor at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Chairman of the IBFD Board of Trustees
  • Joanna Wheeler – Senior Principal Research Associate of the Academic Department, IBFD
  • Jennifer Roeleveld, Em. Professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Yariv Brauner, Professor, Alumni Research Scholar, Levin College of Law, University of Florida, US
  • Andrés Báez Moreno, Professor of Tax Law at the Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain

Application procedure and requirements

For application procedure and requirements, check the brochure:


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