Nutrients 2021 Best Ph.D. Thesis Award (800 CHF)

Application deadline: 30 January 2022
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Dear Colleagues,

The journal Nutrients (MDPI, Switzerland, ISSN 2072-6643, is inviting applications for the Nutrients 2021 Best Ph.D. Thesis Award. This prize will be awarded to a PhD student who is about to graduate or participate in the graduation thesis in the field of human nutrition. The applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee consisting of senior scholars from the Nutrients Editorial Board.

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 December 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.

The winner will be awarded 800 CHF and a certificate, and he/she will also have the chance to publish one paper free of charge in Nutrients in 2022.

How to Apply?
–Please submit your application materials via the Nutrients Journal Award website (

The application deadline is 30 January 2022. The winner will be announced on the Nutrients website by the end of March 2022.

Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] with any questions.

Kind regards,
Nutrients Editorial Office

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