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Water 2021 Best PhD Thesis Award

Water 2021 Best PhD Thesis Award

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The journal Water (MDPI, Switzerland, ISSN 2073-4441, mdpi.com/journal/water) is inviting applications for the Water 2021 Best PhD Thesis Award. This prize will be awarded to a PhD student who is about to graduate or participate in the graduation thesis. The applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee consisting of senior scholars from the Water Editorial Board.


The winner of Water 2021 Best PhD Thesis Award will get

  • Bonus (800 CHF)
  • Certificate
  • Offer to publish a free paper in Water before the end of 2022.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The candidate must be a PhD student who is going to graduate or participate in graduation thesis defenses.
  • The PhD thesis must be original work.
  • The PhD thesis must be defended between 1 January 2021 and 31 October 2021.

Required Application Documents

  • An executive summary of the PhD thesis in English, of around 3000 words.
  • A letter from PhD supervisor recommending the candidate for consideration for this award.
  • The candidate’s CV, including a list of publications connected with the thesis.
  • An electronic copy of the PhD thesis.
  • A scanned copy of the PhD diploma (or a certificate of studying at a university or research institute as a PhD student who is going to participate in graduation thesis defenses).

Selection Criteria

  • Quality of resume and publications
  • Relevance of the candidate and research description
  • Novelty of the candidate’s PhD thesis
  • Strength of the recommendation letter
  • Anticipated academic potential
  • Originality and impact of the research.


Applications must application materials via the Water Journal Award website. The application deadline is 10 November 2021. The name of the winner will come out on the website by the end of January 2022. Applicants can contact [email protected] with any questions.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline10 November,2021
Open toAll



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