PhD Thesis Design Award

PhD candidates not only spend a lot of time and effort on the content of their theses, but also on the design of the book. The AMC Graduate School presents an annual awards for PhD thesis with most outstanding cover and lay-out, defended at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Amsterdam. Nominations can be made by the PhD candidate and are assessed each year by a panel of judges appointed by the AMC Graduate School Board. The thesis cover and lay-out should show artistic quality, relevance, and originality.

Call for proposals PhD Thesis Design 2018 Award

Closed for application.

The AMC Graduate School for Medical Sciences grants an annual award for the most outstanding PhD thesis cover and lay-out. The winner of the first prize for ‘Most Outstanding PhD Thesis Design’ receives an AMC work of art.

Requirements

  • The PhD Thesis Design Award 2018 is given for the most outstanding cover and lay-out of PhD theses published and defended in 2018 at the Faculteit der Geneeskunde (Medical School) of the Universiteit van Amsterdam.
  • The PhD candidate must be registered with the AMC Graduate School.
  • The PhD candidate is available for the Awards Session on 18 June 2019.

Submission
To be considered for the PhD Thesis Design Awards 2018, four paper copies of the PhD thesis must be submitted. An accompanying letter in which the artistic quality of the cover and lay-out is illustrated, and in which the relevance and originality of the thesis design are motivated, is also required.
Deadline for application is Tuesday April 30, 2019, 23.59 hrs.

Selection
A jury of experienced AMC scientists and art experts will independently review all submissions and evaluate the artistic quality, relevance, and originality of the thesis design. The jury decides on the award winner in a final meeting.

Announcement
Before 18 June 2019 all candidates will receive notification by e-mail from the AMC Graduate School and learn whether they have won.

The winner will receive the award at the annual AMC Awards Session.

PhD Theses must be submitted to: 
Dr. M.E.A. Stouthard
AMC Graduate School for Medical Sciences
AMC Room E2-164
Meibergdreef 9
P.O. Box 22660
1100 DD Amsterdam

For more information: Marlies Stouthard, m.e.stouthard@amc.uva.nl, 020 - 56 68235

PhD Thesis Design Award Winners
PhD Thesis Design 2017 Joëlle Oosterman