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FKNE PhD Thesis Prize 2024

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FKNE PhD Thesis Prize 2024

Call for Applications is open


  • the PhD must have been conducted in a FENS member country;
  • the candidate must have successfully defended the PhD thesis at the home institution;
  • at the time of the submission, no more than two years may have elapsed since the PhD was awarded;
  • the candidate must have at least one first-author manuscript published or accepted for publication. In case of a co-first authorship, the contribution of the applicant must be clearly stated on the publication, and can be further outlined in an accompanying document;
  • the candidate has to be available to attend the FENS Forum 2024 (Vienna, 25-29 June 2024)

The FKNE PhD Thesis Prize is sponsored by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET). 

Nomination/Application Procedure

Applicants may either be nominated by their PhD supervisor, or may self-nominate.

The nomination must include:

  • a letter of recommendation from the PhD supervisor, which should be sent directly to the Selection Committee (please check the application form); 
  • the CV of the applicant, including:
    • full citation of a first-author manuscript (published or accepted for publication);
    • full list of publications;
    • list of academic and professional awards, if applicable;
    • relevant professional experience, including teaching duties, if applicable;
  • an electronic copy of the PhD diploma;
  • an electronic copy of the PhD thesis document (English version);
  • an electronic copy of the first-author manuscript.

Apply here

Application deadline:

15 February 2024, 5 PM CET