PhD Thesis Awards 2020

Call for applications

National C’Nano PhD Thesis Prizes 2020 

The CNRS service unit C’Nano launches its new call for applications for national PhD Thesis Prizes, rewarding every year the best doctoral research works in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology realized in a French University or “Grande Ecole”. These Prizes, of €500 each, will be awarded to laureates based on the originality and the excellence of their doctoral research work. This call is open to candidates who have defended their PhD Thesis between August 31st, 2019 and September 1st, 2020

6 Prizes will be awarded in 3 different categories:

  • Prize « Fundamental Research »;
  • Prize « Interdisciplinary Research » for a research work on a subject at the interface between different scientific disciplines;
  • Prize « Applied Research » for a research work that gave rise to at least one patent submission or to technology transfer project; 

Selection process:

  1. Selection of maximum 5 applications by each territorial C’Nano board;
  2. Selection of the final laureates by the C’Nano national steering committee;
  3. Prizes will be awarded during a specific ceremony at the occasion of the C'Nano 2020 : The Nanoscience Meeting, which will take place from December 8 to 10, 2020 at Palais des Congrès Pierre Baudis in Toulouse.

You can download the application file here.

Application Process

Send your application file to


Deadline for applications:

Monday September 14th, 2020 at 4.00pm

 Incomplete files or files submitted after the deadline will not be evaluated

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