Due to Covid-19 outbreak the ECCOMAS PhD award committee will postpone the selection of the two awardees to a later date. Further details will be provided shortly.




The European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) is pleased to announce the 14th fourteenth edition of the Award to distinguished young scientists who have recently completed a PhD thesis in the field of Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering.

The Meaning of the Award is to highlight outstanding achievements of two young persons at the start of their scientific careers.

The Content of the Award is an Award document, a sum of 2000 Euros plus the cost for the attendance of the Award Ceremony.

The Application: Every person who has presented a thesis, within the ECCOMAS fields of interest, at a University or a Research Organization in Europe, which was approved in 2019 qualifies for the Award and can submit an application.

An Open Call is launched for candidates that are wishing to submit their applications. The application must be sent to the President of the local/regional ECCOMAS Association to which the applicant is associated with (a list of addresses is given on the ECCOMAS website The closing date of this first phase (submission from candidates) is January 24, 2020. Exceptionally, the local/regional ECCOMAS Association may extend the deadline for this phase once the internal selection procedure is organized. Applicants must include a copy of the thesis and a Curriculum Vitae. A summary of two to three pages in English is required for theses written in other languages than English.

First Selection: Each national or regional ECCOMAS Association will select one candidate thesis according to an internally decided selection procedure. The local ECCOMAS Associations will send the selected thesis and the CV of the author (printed on paper), together with a short explanation (one page) why this thesis was selected, to the ECCOMAS Secretariat in Barcelona. If, electronic versions of the thesis, the explanation and the CV are available, they will also be welcome. The documentation has to arrive at the Barcelona secretariat not later than March 13, 2020 (this deadline is sharp, documentation received later will not enter in the selection procedure). All the candidates selected as finalists of each Association will receive a diploma issued by ECCOMAS.

Award Selection: The ECCOMAS PhD Award Committee will select two awardees and communicate the decision by April 24, 2020.

Award Presentation: The Awards will be bestowed at the ECCOMAS 2020 Congress (jointly organized with the14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics) which will take place on July 19-24, 2020 in Paris, France.