The Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences (NSPS), in its unwavering commitment to promote scientific research and advancements in Nigeria, is thrilled to announce the Best PhD Thesis Award 2023. This initiative aims to identify and reward the pinnacle of academic brilliance in the domain of physical sciences.
Call for Applications
Emerging researchers are invited to participate and showcase their monumental achievements in the physical sciences. Five distinct prizes will be awarded across various disciplines:
- NSPS PhD Thesis Prize in Chemistry
- NSPS PhD Thesis Prize in Computer Science
- NSPS PhD Thesis Prize in Earth Science
- NSPS PhD Thesis Prize in Mathematics and Statistics
- NSPS PhD Thesis Prize in Physics and Astronomy
The awards will be presented based on an amalgamation of application submissions and an intriguing three-minute thesis (3MT) competition.
Procedure: How to Apply
Prospective candidates are encouraged to take the following steps to be part of this esteemed recognition:
- Register at NSPS Official Site and upload the requisite documents:
- Academic profile
- Curriculum Vitae
- List of publications resulting from the PhD research work
- Cover page of the PhD thesis
- PhD certificate or statement of result
- Those who meet the selection criteria will be informed and asked to upload a compelling 3MT video presentation of their research.
- Members of NSPS will then cast their votes for the most impressive submissions through an e-voting system.
- The heralded winners will be publicly announced and appropriately rewarded.
For the integrity of the awards, candidates must adhere to the following prerequisites:
- Applicants should not be members of the NSPS Executive or Governing Council.
- The PhD must have been awarded by a Nigerian university, with the crux of the research conducted within Nigeria.
- Senate must have confirmed the award of the degree by the end of December 2022.
- The research scope should align with physical sciences.
- Research publications stemming from the PhD must have been published in a journal indexed in Scopus/Web of Science.
Value of the Award
Selected awardees can anticipate a plethora of benefits, including:
- A generous cash prize
- An award certificate of recognition
- A lifetime membership in the Life Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences (LNSPS)
- A waiver for article publication charges for an entire year in any NSPS-endorsed journal
- A coveted editorial position in the Journal of the Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences (JNSPS) for a duration of three years.
Important Dates to Remember
- Registration Deadline: December 5, 2023
- 3MT Video Submission: December 7, 2023
- Voting Closure: December 10, 2023
- Winner Announcement: December 24, 2023
- Winners’ Celebration Event: January 9, 2024
For a deeper dive into the specifics and a comprehensive understanding, readers are encouraged to visit NSPS Official Prize Page.
The NSPS Best PhD Thesis Award 2023 is more than just an accolade; it’s a testament to the hard work, dedication, and groundbreaking research conducted by emerging scientists in Nigeria. This platform not only recognises excellence but also propels awardees to greater heights in their scientific endeavours. It’s an opportunity that no eligible researcher should miss. Best of luck to all aspirants!