PPGFís-UFC Thesis Award – Best PhD Thesis
The PPGFís-UFC Thesis Award will be awarded annually to the best PhD thesis defended and approved at PPGFís-UFC considering the originality and quality requirements. The Award has been instituted in 2012. The awarded thesis will be automatically nominated by the PPGFís-UFC for the CAPES Thesis Award in Engineering and Exact and Earth Sciences area.
Requirements for the thesis to compete for the PPGFís-UFC Thesis Award
- It must have been defended in Brazil and at PPGF-UFC, even in cases of co-tutelage or other forms of double diplomacy;
- It must be available at the Thesis Bank of the Physics Library of the UFC Physics Department;
- It must have been defended in the year prior to the year of the award, provided that at least five PPGF-UFC theses were defended that year. Otherwise, the defended theses will compete for the award the following year;
- Have the application been submitted by the author of the thesis or have been pre-selected by the PPGF-UFC coordination.
Criteria for judgment
- The evaluation criteria are originality of the work, relevance to scientific, technological, social, cultural and innovation development and added value to the educational system.
- Certificates and / or medals;
- Financial aid to be defined year by year due to agreements and partnerships that enable this type of expenditure.
- the judging commission will consist of three members, all CNPq level 1 scholarship researchers (or equivalent qualification) of Brazilian or foreign nationality;
- members of the judging committee may not have a history of collaborating in scientific work with the prize candidate;
- The members of the judging committee will be appointed by the PPGF-UFC coordinator and approved by the PPGF-UFC collegiate;
- It is forbidden to participate in the judging committee of supervisors and co-supervisors of competing theses, or co-authors of published works related to theses;
Deadline and form of registration
- the application deadline will be defined at the discretion of the graduate commission;
- interested parties should send to the program coordination (by e-mail, CD, or pendrive) a single file (in pdf format) containing the following information: i) Thesis Title; ii) Lattes link; iii) Published and accepted articles directly linked to the thesis (published during the period of the thesis and until the registration date); iv) Articles not related to the thesis (published during the thesis period and until the registration date); v) Brief description of the activities carried out by the author (maximum 2 pages); vi) Justification of the relevance and originality of the thesis to merit the award (maximum 1 page); vii) Other information deemed relevant for the award;
- the registered theses will be pre-selected by the PPGF-UFC collegiate and these will be forwarded to the judging committee of the Thesis-PPGF-UFC Award.
- only one thesis among those entered will be nominated as a winner;
- the judging commission may decide not to award the prize, if no thesis reaches a level of qualification that justifies the award;
- at the end of the judgment process, the judging commission will issue the final minutes containing, necessarily, the following information: a) total number of registered theses; b) name of all members of the judging committee; c) indication of the winning thesis with the justification for the choice.
- There is no appeal against the decisions taken by the judging commission;
- Failure to comply with any of the instructions mentioned above implies disqualification of the thesis;
- Omitted cases will be analyzed by the graduate committee.