The Journal Water 2021 Best Ph.D. Thesis Award

The Journal Water Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), Switzerland is inviting applications for the Water 2021 Best Ph.D. Thesis Award.

The Journal Water prize will be awarded to a Ph.D. student who is about to graduate or participate in the graduation thesis. The applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee consisting of senior scholars from the Water Editorial Board.


  • Bonus (800 CHF);
  • Certificate;
  • Offer to publish a free paper in Water before the end of 2022.


To qualify for the Journal Water Best Thesis award, the following criteria must be met:

  • 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, and
  • Must be defended between 1 January 2021 and 31 October 2021

Application Process

  • 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).

To submit application materials via the Water Journal Award website, click here

Deadline: November 10, 2021.

For more information on the Journal Water award, visit the official site.

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