Announcement | EuroSDR PhD Award Competition Launch

5 June 2024

Since 2016, EuroSDR has recognised contemporary PhD theses that have significantly contributed to the development of geoinformation science in the context of national mapping and cadastral agencies (NMCAs). To enhance collaboration between European academia and NMCAs, as well as to engage young scientists in its research endeavours, EuroSDR is pleased to announce its 2024 competition:


2024 EuroSDR Award
for the best PhD thesis related to geoinformation science


To be eligible, a PhD thesis should have been successfully defended in the period from January 2023 to July 2024. The PhD topic should be related to one or more of the research areas covered by the EuroSDR and its commissions (see The call is restricted to applicants who completed their PhD studies in Europe. Applications should consist of:

·         A cover letter describing the main contribution/impact of the research contained in the thesis from an NMCA perspective (up to 300 words in English);

·         A PDF copy of the successfully defended thesis (in any European language);

·         An extended abstract of the thesis (1000 – 1500 words in English);

·         A certificate evidencing the date of the successful PhD defence;

·         Independent reviews of the thesis (if available, for example, from the thesis examiners);

·         Curriculum Vitae of the applicant;

·         A video presentation focused on the scientific content of the thesis (optional, maximum three minutes in English).

Though it is optional, the applicants are strongly encouraged to provide a short video presentation giving an overview of the objectives, methods, main findings and scientific impact of their thesis.


All application material must be sent to the EuroSDR secretariat via email to to arrive no later than August 23, 2024. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The submitted application material will be evaluated by a committee approved by the EuroSDR Board of Delegates. Notification of the selected thesis will be issued by September 16, 2024.

The author of the successful PhD thesis will receive an award of €500 and be invited to present his/her work at the 145th EuroSDR Board of Delegates meeting, to be held in November 2024 (Denmark).


 For enquiries, please, contact Anka Lisec, EuroSDR Commission 5 – Knowledge Transfer e-mail: anka.lisec@fgg.uni-lj-si


2024 EuroSDR PhD Competition Launch