NSPS Best PhD Thesis Award 2023


Ever considered the impact of outstanding doctoral research in the realm of physical sciences? The Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences (NSPS) recognizes and rewards excellence in this very field. For scholars who have advanced the boundaries of knowledge, the NSPS Best PhD Thesis Award 2023 beckons. Could your groundbreaking thesis be among the elite?

The Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences (NSPS), in its unwavering commitment to promote scientific research and advancements in Nigeria, is thrilled to announce the Best PhD Thesis Award 2023. This initiative aims to identify and reward the pinnacle of academic brilliance in the domain of physical sciences.

🏆 Awards Best PhD Thesis in Chemistry, Computer Sci., Earth Sci., Math, Physics, Astronomy
💼 Application Register at NSPS’s official site & upload required docs
🎥 Video Submit 3MT (3-minute) video after initial shortlisting
🗓️ Key Dates Registration: Dec 5, 2023; Video Submission: Dec 7, 2023
📜 Eligibility Non-NSPS members; PhD from Nigerian Univ.; Relevant publications in indexed journals
🏅 Prize Components Cash, Certificate, LNPS Membership, Article charge waiver, Editorial position
📣 Announcement Winners to be declared on December 24, 2023
🍾 Event Winners event scheduled for January 9, 2024

Call for Applications

Emerging researchers are invited to participate and showcase their monumental achievements in the physical sciences. Five distinct prizes will be awarded across various disciplines:

  1. NSPS PhD Thesis Prize in Chemistry
  2. NSPS PhD Thesis Prize in Computer Science
  3. NSPS PhD Thesis Prize in Earth Science
  4. NSPS PhD Thesis Prize in Mathematics and Statistics
  5. NSPS PhD Thesis Prize in Physics and Astronomy

The awards will be presented based on an amalgamation of application submissions and an intriguing three-minute thesis (3MT) competition.

 Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences (NSPS) Best PhD Thesis Award

Procedure: How to Apply

Prospective candidates are encouraged to take the following steps to be part of this esteemed recognition:

  1. Register at NSPS Official Site and upload the requisite documents:
    • Academic profile
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • List of publications resulting from the PhD research work
    • Cover page of the PhD thesis
    • PhD certificate or statement of result
  2. Those who meet the selection criteria will be informed and asked to upload a compelling 3MT video presentation of their research.
  3. Members of NSPS will then cast their votes for the most impressive submissions through an e-voting system.
  4. The heralded winners will be publicly announced and appropriately rewarded.

Eligibility Criteria

For the integrity of the awards, candidates must adhere to the following prerequisites:

  1. Applicants should not be members of the NSPS Executive or Governing Council.
  2. The PhD must have been awarded by a Nigerian university, with the crux of the research conducted within Nigeria.
  3. Senate must have confirmed the award of the degree by the end of December 2022.
  4. The research scope should align with physical sciences.
  5. Research publications stemming from the PhD must have been published in a journal indexed in Scopus/Web of Science.

Value of the Award

Selected awardees can anticipate a plethora of benefits, including:

  1. A generous cash prize
  2. An award certificate of recognition
  3. A lifetime membership in the Life Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences (LNSPS)
  4. A waiver for article publication charges for an entire year in any NSPS-endorsed journal
  5. A coveted editorial position in the Journal of the Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences (JNSPS) for a duration of three years.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Registration Deadline: December 5, 2023
  • 3MT Video Submission: December 7, 2023
  • Voting Closure: December 10, 2023
  • Winner Announcement: December 24, 2023
  • Winners’ Celebration Event: January 9, 2024

For a deeper dive into the specifics and a comprehensive understanding, readers are encouraged to visit NSPS Official Prize Page.


The NSPS Best PhD Thesis Award 2023 is more than just an accolade; it’s a testament to the hard work, dedication, and groundbreaking research conducted by emerging scientists in Nigeria. This platform not only recognizes excellence but also propels awardees to greater heights in their scientific endeavours. It’s an opportunity that no eligible researcher should miss. Best of luck to all aspirants!

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