The Best Thesis Award will take place at the ECO2022 Congress in Maastricht, Netherlands 0n 4-7 May 2022.

The Early Career Network (ECN) Best Thesis Award aims to recognise early career researchers and their contribution to the field of obesity. Early career scientists are encouraged to apply for the award to gain recognition for their thesis at an international level.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 January 2022 – late applications will NOT be considered.  Results will be announced in March 2022 – all applicants will be contacted by email to announce the ECN Board decision.

To be eligible for the ECN Best Thesis Award you must:

  • Be nearly completing or have completed your PhD thesis
  • Have carried out the majority of work in Europe (although a proportion of work may have been performed outside of Europe)
  • Be a member of an EASO affiliated national obesity association 

The ECN Best Thesis Award finalists will be invited to present their research at ECO2022 in Maastricht, and will be offered complimentary registration to do so.  The ECN Best Thesis Award will be judged and the winner announced during the session. The winner will receive an award certificate and a €500 cash prize. Apply here.

Guidance for your application

Within your application you should provide a short description outlining the work that was covered in your thesis, highlight any publications related to your thesis that you have been an author of and highlight how your work has contributed to the field of obesity. The originality of the work and the contribution to science will be considered as part of the application.