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Entry open for eighth edition of the SENER Foundation Best Doctoral Thesis Award

The SENER Foundation, part of the SENER group, has sent out the call for entrants to the eighth edition of the SENER Foundation Best Doctoral Thesis Award for works presented in 2019.

Entry is open to anyone who has obtained a doctorate from a university this calendar year 2019, in any of the following scientific and technological areas: Aerospace, Infrastructure and Transport, Renewables, Power, Oil & Gas 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.

Candidates must send their entry in PDF format to the SENER Foundation address:

SENER Foundation C/Severo Ochoa 4 (P.T.M.) 28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid) – Spain

The deadline for submission of applications is from October 30 to December 20, 2019.

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 will be published during the first six months of 2020 and the prize will be presented in first six months that year.

The panel of judges will comprise supervisors of winning theses from previous editions (provided they are not connected to entries in the present edition), doctors from SENER’s technical corps with experience in research work, doctorate-holding trustees of the SENER Foundation, and the Secretary of the Foundation.

Assessment criteria will include, first of all, the research’s relevance and potential for application in the aforementioned scientific and technological areas; secondly, the quality of the thesis, and its impact in scientific dissemination channels (journals, patents, etc.), prizes or other accolades; and finally, clarity of presentation. The full rules for the Best Doctoral Thesis Award are available on the SENER Foundation’s website.

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