22 June 2023

Since 2016, EuroSDR has recognised contemporary PhD theses that have significantly contributed to the development of geoinformation science in the context of national mapping and cadastral agencies (NMCAs). To enhance collaboration between European academia and NMCAs, as well as to engage young scientists in its research endeavours, EuroSDR is pleased to announce its 2023 competition:


2023 EuroSDR Award
for the best PhD thesis related to geoinformation science


In order to be eligible, a PhD thesis should have been successfully defended in the period from January 2022 to July 2023. The PhD topic should be related to one or more of the research areas covered by the EuroSDR commissions (see http://www.eurosdr.net). The call is restricted to applicants that completed their PhD study in Europe. Applications should consist of:

  • A cover letter describing the main contribution/impact of the research contained in the thesis from an NMCA perspective (up to 300 words in English);
  • A PDF copy of the successfully defended thesis (in any European language);
  • An extended abstract of the thesis (1 000 – 1 500 words in English);
  • A certificate evidencing the date of the successful PhD defence;
  •  Independent reviews of the thesis (if available, for example, from the thesis examiners);
  • Curriculum Vitae of the applicant;
  •   A video focused on the scientific content of the thesis (optional, max. three minutes in English).

·      Though it is optional, the applicants are strongly encouraged to provide a short video presentation giving an overview of the objectives, methods, main findings and scientific impact of their thesis.

All application material must be sent to the EuroSDR secretariat (eurosdr@kuleuven.be) to arrive no later than August 21, 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The submitted application material will be evaluated by a committee approved by the EuroSDR Board of Delegates. Notification of the selected thesis will be issued by September 15, 2023.

The author of the successful PhD thesis will receive an award of 500 EUR and be invited to present his/her work at the 143rd EuroSDR Board of Delegates meeting, to be held in October 2023 (Gävle, Sweden).

For enquiries, please, contact dr. Anka Lisec, EuroSDR Commission 5 – Knowledge Transfer
e-mail: anka.lisec@fgg.uni-lj-si