Eurohaptics PhD Award

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Call for Nominations for the EuroHaptics Society Best Ph.D. Award 2016

Every year the EuroHaptics Society awards a prize for the best Ph.D. thesis of the year. The EuroHaptics Society Ph.D. Award competition is open to all candidates, who in the broad sense disserted on a topic of relevance to the science and/or technology of haptics in the year 2016.

This year the award is endowed with 1000 EUR.

Candidates must be a member of the EuroHaptics Society, or must have a recommendation from a EuroHaptics Society member. Each nomination will be competitively reviewed. The EuroHaptics Society best PhD Award will be announced during the World Haptics 2017 in Fürstenfeldbruck (Munich), Germany, June 2017. The winning candidate will be allowed to present a talk on the topic of his/her thesis at this meeting.

Deadline for nomination for the 2016 award is on the 31st January 2017.

The purpose of EuroHaptics Society is to contribute and promote advancement of Haptics all over the world. Main activities are the official organization of the EuroHaptics Conferences and the collaboration with other international haptics organizations in promoting conferences, workshops and events by disseminating information and establishing relations among the Haptics community.

Please send the nomination via email to Manuel Ferre, member of the EuroHaptics Executive Board and secretary to the PhD award committee.

The nomination should include:

  • PhD thesis in pdf format (written in English or translated into English).
  • CV of the candidate including publication list.
  • Recommendation letter from the PhD advisor, in which the relevance of the thesis is explained, together with a statement about the originality of the thesis and its contribution to the field.
  • The membership information of the candidate, or a letter of recommendation from a EuroHaptics Society member.

Main dates are as follows:

  • Deadline for PhD reception of candidacies: 31st of January 2017
  • Announcement of PhD awarded: June 2017 (WorldHaptics 2017, June 6-9, 2017)
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