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Entry open for eleventh edition of the Sener Foundation Best Doctoral Thesis Award


The Sener Foundation has sent out the call for entrants to the ninth edition of the Sener Foundation Best Doctoral Thesis Award for works presented in 2022.

Entry is open to anyone who has obtained a doctorate from a university this calendar year 2022, in any of the following Sener Group scientific and technological areas: Aerospace, Infrastructure, Energy or Marine. These awards seek to stimulate research at the very highest level, and the areas mentioned are the main technological and scientific areas in which Sener is active.

Applicants will present their thesis and additional documentation in digital format by sending it by e-mail to [email protected]. If the files submitted exceed 10 MB, the application mail can be supplemented by an additional submission through platforms such as Dropbox, OneDrive or similar (please specify this additional submission in the application e-mail).

The deadline for submission of applications is from December 09, 2022, to January 27, 2023.

As in previous editions, the Sener Foundation shall bestow a single award with prize money of €12,000 for the author of the winning thesis and another €3,000 for the supervisor(s) of the study (if there is more than one supervisor, this prize money is shared). In the event that the jury so considers, the work of another candidate may be recognized with a second prize; these second prizes will not be financially endowed. The panel of judges’ decision is expected to be published during the first six months of 2023 and the prize is expected to be presented in that year.

The panel of judges will comprise supervisors and authors of winning theses from previous editions, doctors from Sener’s technical corps with experience in research work, doctorate-holding trustees of the Sener Foundation, and doctors collaborating from the Sener Foundation who are experts in the subjects covered in the candidate theses.

Assessment criteria will include the research’s relevance and potential for application in the aforementioned scientific and technological areas, the quality of the thesis, and its impact in scientific dissemination channels (journals, patents, etc.), prizes or other accolades, and clarity of presentation.

Please find here the Award rules and regulations.

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