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Outstanding Thesis Awards

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    The academic community of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid acknowledges the unique merits and values of the doctoral theses of our institution with the Outstanding Thesis Award.of 

    This award is a recognition of the quality of doctoral research work based on their scientific and technological contributions. According to the volume of work of each Ph.D. program, the award is granted on an annual or bi-annual basis. Ph.D. graduates with a cum laude distinction in the previous academic year are eligible for this award.

    The history of the Outstanding Thesis Awards shows notable achievements that our institution wishes to share as proof of an ongoing research effort. Since 1999, UC3M has honored the quality of more than 300 original works in doctoral research developed by our departments and institutes.

    Outstanding Thesis Awards 2021-2022

    Call for Outstanding Thesis Awards 2021-2022
    Resolution by the Rector of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (29th of September, 2022)

    Outstanding Thesis Awards Recipients 2021-2022
    Resolution by the Rector of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (18th of December, 2022)


  • How to apply
    Premios Extraordinarios de Doctorado

    Ph.D. graduates with a cum laude distinction during the 2021-2022 academic year are eligible for this award. Eligibility is also extended to Ph.D. graduates from previous years who could not apply due to lack of call for awards on their Ph.D. program.


    How to apply:

    • Check the call for applications of your Ph.D. Program on the Current Call section. If your Ph.D. Program is not listed, there will be further calls to participate.
    • Submit the online application available on the description of the call of your Ph.D. Program.
    • Upload to your application the documents listed in the call: scientific outcomes of the doctoral thesis (required), CV (required only for some Ph.D. Programs), supporting documents: certificates, papers, etc. (optional)


    Evaluation period. The Committee of each Ph.D. Program will evaluate the applications according to the Program's assessment criteria listed on their call.

    Award Recipients. The Dean of the Doctoral School will receive the list of award recipients proposed by the Evaluation Committee of each Ph.D. Program and submit them for resolution to the Rector of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in December.


    • Application deadline: 2nd of November, 2022 (11:59 pm, CET)
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  • Award Recipients