ENEN, Prize and competition, Research

ENEN PhD Event & Prize 2020

1. Objective

The 14th ENEN PhD Prize -2020- will be organized in the framework of the NESTet Conference, in Brussels, Belgium, 16 November 2020 by the European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN) Association, in cooperation with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

The objectives of the ENEN PhD Event are:

–      to provide a forum for PhD students to present their research work to their fellows and colleagues in a friendly but competitive spirit,

–     to promote the research work of PhD students in the nuclear fields, in particular experimental work,

–     to set up a bridge between PhD students and professionals in the nuclear field.

2. Date and venue

DATE: Presentations will take place on Monday, November 16th, 2020. Award ceremony of the ENEN prize will be held on the same day.

All participants are requested to attend the Event and the award ceremony of the ENEN Prize. In presence, attendance will highly depend of the evolution of the COVID 19 pandemic.

VENUE:Nuclear Education and Training – NESTet 2020 Virtual Conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium and will be hosted by the Fondation Universitaire.

3. General program

The event will consist of up to 12 PhD presentations nominated by ENEN Members and selected by the ENEN PhD Prize Jury. The event will be divided into several sessions according to the subjects. The participants will make a presentation of their research work for 25 minutes followed by 5 minutes questions and discussion.

All presentations will be judged by the Jury members on the submitted paper as well as on the quality of their presentation and on the clarity in the discussion while answering the questions and discussions. Three best presentations will be awarded the ENEN Prize.


4. Qualification for application

Applicants should be either

–      PhD students studying or working at the ENEN Members in any nuclear field, or

–      those who completed their PhD studies at an ENEN Member after the application deadline of the previous ENEN PhD Event, i.e. 15 February 2019.


The criteria for selection of the participants are:

–       Quality of his/her research work,

–       Enough achievements at least as same as the 3rd year of PhD student, and

–       No balance among the participating countries is taken into account.


All abstract, papers and presentations provided for the Event will be shared among the ENEN Members after the Event. All participants are requested to attend the Event and the award ceremony of the ENEN Prize. For the selected PhD students, up to 12 students, ENEN will support travel expenses with a lump sum of 650 EUR.


5. How to apply

1)   Send the Application form (See Annex II) detailing the following information:

–       Contact details of the student

–       Contact details of the nominating ENEN Member

–       Status of the PhD study

–       Recommendation by ENEN Member

–       Scientific CV and publication list

–       Two-page abstract of the research work to be presented

2)   by e-mail to:

Tanja Klopčič

Jožef Stefan Institute


3)   Before the Deadline of the Application:   September 15th, 2020

This Event is supported by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.