European Doctoral Award – General Background Information





The Award is a proof of quality and an added value for the CV of the young scientist, stating that the person has a clear European/international dimension in his/her PHD work, that provides an extra benefit him in his/her professional career in industry or academia.

It is also, for the Principal Investigator, a valuable proof of integration on an European/international level.

Such elements are of growing importance in the external assessment of research groups.

The European Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Doctoral Award (EDA) is not intended to supersede or replace a PhD degree, but to complement it with an award that demonstrates the European/International elements in the PhD work.

The aim is to recognise that the PhD graduate's activities during the production of the PhD thesis have additional international elements:

- having worked in two or more countries
- having presented their work at biomaterials conferences and having published their work in high quality international journals.

It is realized that these requirements are over and above those required for most PhD degrees, but it is the opinion of the ESB Council and the Education Committee that those students that meet the requirements deserve additional recognition.

The subject of the PhD should be in biomaterials or tissue engineering.

Due to the differing times to publish, either during or after a PhD in different countries, the PhD has to up 2 years after the acceptance of the PhD degree to submit the application for a European Doctoral Award.

For more information about the EDA application requirements
click on Requirements.

For more information about the EDA- instructions for application, click on Guidelines.

In case of questions, candidates or supervisors are advised to contact the Chairman of the ESB Education Committee for further clarification.
You will find the names and contact details of the members of the committee under Educational Committee

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