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Ph.D. Thesis Prize

Ph.D. Thesis

FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence Ph.D. Thesis Prize 2018

Nomination for the FKNE Ph.D. Thesis Prize 2018 closed on March 1st, 2018

> The Call for the FKNE Ph.D. Thesis Prize 2020 opens on 1 December 2019

The FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence Ph.D. ThesisPrize is awarded every second year and honors a young neuroscientist for his/her outstanding Ph.D. thesis in any domain of neuroscience.

Personal prize money: 2.000 €


  • the PhD must have been conducted in a FENS member country;
  • the candidate must have successfully defended his/her Ph.D. thesis at the home institution;
  • at the time of the submission, no more than two years may have elapsed since the Ph.D. 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 2018 (Berlin, 7-11 July)
Nomination Procedure
Applicants may either be nominated by their Ph.D. supervisor, or may self-nominate.
The nomination must include:
  • a letter of recommendation from the Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. diploma;
  • an electronic copy of the Ph.D. thesis document;
  • an electronic copy of the first-author manuscript.

Call Deadline: 1 March 2018 (midnight, Brussels time).

Note: The results of the submitted nominations will be communicated to the candidates on 23 April. The winner of the Ph.D. Thesis Prize will be publicly announced at the FENS Forum2018.
For enquiries, please contact:

The 2018 Ph.D. Thesis Prize Selection Committee*

* Should candidates be applying from the same lab than a member of the Ph.D.Thesis Prize Selection Committee, this member will automatically be excluded from the final assessment.