The KWG Dutch Mathematical Congress 2017 will be held on April 11 and 12 at the Uithof in Utrecht. During the conference there will be lectures of six PhD students in competition for the prize. The PhD prize award ceremony will be part of the closing ceremony of the conference. The winner of the award receives, besides the prestige attached to winning, a challenge trophy and a monetary reward of 1000 euro. The prize money is made available by Bronstee.com.
This year the PhD prize competition is open to PhD students from all universities in the Netherlands. The selection committee will be chaired by Prof. dr. Dirk Siersma (UU).
The procedure to select candidates is as follows: we ask thesis advisors to propose candidates to the selection committee. This can be done by sending an email with an extended abstract (one or two pages) and a short CV of each candidate to the following email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for proposals is January 29, 2017.
The selection committee will then review the proposals and narrow down the list of candidates to six candidates who will be invited to give a presentation of 20 minutes at the Dutch Mathematical Congress 2017 on April 12 in the morning. From these six candidates the selection committee
will then select the prize winner. Criteria will be the quality of the presentation, taking into account the apparent quality of the research.