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

The SENER Foundation, part of the engineering and technology group SENER, has sent out the call for entrants to the sixth edition of the SENER Foundation Best Doctoral Thesis Award.

Entry is open to anyone who has obtained a doctorate from a university this calendar year 2017, in any of the following scientific and technological areas: Aerospace, Infrastructures and Transport, 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: C/Severo Ochoa 4 (PTM) Tres Cantos – 28760 Madrid, Spain), and have until 1.00 pm on December 22, 2017 to do so.

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). The panel of judges’ decision will be published during the first quarter of 2018 and the prize will be presented in April 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), two doctors from SENER’s technical corps with experience in research work, doctorate-holding trustees of the SENER Foundation, and the Director and 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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