GCUA 2030 award 2023

Last changed: 24 May 2023

Welcome to a new round of the GCUA 2030 award! This award is a great opportunity for PhD-students or recently graduated PhD-students to communicate their research to a broad audience globally.

GCUA 2030 is a network of university partners from across the globe, representing different disciplines with a key objective to equip the next generation of researchers, teachers and academic leaders with knowledge, tools and networks that will strengthen their capacity to work across disciplines and conduct translational research.

The prize sum is 3500 EUR for the winner, 1000 EUR for the second place and 500 EUR for third place. The prize sum will go via each institution and be part of the laureates research funding. The prize winners will also be given the opportunity to present their research in a GCUA 2030 webinar.

Eligible candidates are PhD students or those who defended their thesis in 2023 at one of the GCUA 2030 member universities.

Each member university can nominate up to three candidates for the prize. Send your nominations to GCUA@slu.se with:

  • An abstract of the research in English (max 400 words)
  • A motivation of how the research contributes to sustainable development including potential for impact (250 words)
  • A video presentation in English summarising the research in a popular scientific way for a broad audience focusing on how the research contributes to sustainable global development. The video should be maximum two minutes. We strongly recommend that English subtitles are included.

Note! Except the attached files, the e-mail should also contain 1. Full name and e-mail address to the nominee,  2. Full name and e-mail address to the contact person 3. Title of project/thesis. 

Deadline for submission of nominations is 3 October 2023 (12:00 PM Central European Summer Time).

The final winners of the GCUA 2030 award will be selected by an international expert panel and announced later during 2023.

Watch some of the contributions from GCUA 2030 award 2022!

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GCUA 2030 coordinator

Paul Egan, Associate Professor/ Researcher
Department of Plant Protection Biology
E-mail: paul.egan@slu.se
Telephone: +46 (0) 40-415162