Running an experiment in GANIL
  • GANIL User Group
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    • GANIL Users Executive Committee (GUEC)
    • About GANIL User Group
    • GUEC Term of reference
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    • GANIL PhD Award
    • Contact
    • Protected: area
  • Proposing an experiment
    • In-beam tests
    • Call for proposals
    • Program Advisory Committee (PAC)
  • Beam schedule
  • Preparing an experiment
    • Participating in an experiment
    • Support
    • Compulsory training and documentation
    • TransNational Access @ GANIL
  • Preparing your stay
    • Accomodation
    • Transportation
  • TNA Support
  • Data Management Plan


The GANIL Thesis Award recognizes and rewards achievements of PhD students who earned their doctoral degree based on GANIL experiments or a theoretical study closely related to research at GANIL. The award is granted every two years and awarded during a ceremony at the Colloque GANIL, where the winner will have the opportunity to present her or his work. The award comes with an endowment of 1000 Euros. Travel and accommodation at the Colloque GANIL will be covered for the award winner.

Nominated theses will be judged on their content, originality, clarity of writing, and impact on the scientific activities of GANIL and the related wider field of research. All fields of research shall be considered, with the condition that the Thesis is written in English. Nominations will be evaluated by a committee comprising representatives of the Scientific Council, the Programme Advisory Committee, the GANIL User Executive Committee.

The 2023 Thesis Award will consider PhD theses that were defended in the years 2020, 2021 and 2022. A ceremony for the Thesis Award will take place at the Colloque GANIL in Soustons, France, in September 2023, 25th-29th.

Candidates for the Thesis Award should be nominated by at least two scientists familiar with the work (e.g. the PhD supervisor, a thesis referee, or collaborator).

Nominations should be sent to before June 15, 2023.

The following documents should be included:

  • The nomination form (download the form);
  • A support letter (maximum two pages) signed by the nominators;
  • A synopsis of the thesis (maximum two pages);
  • The nominee’s list of publications and conference contributions.
  • If the thesis is available online, the URL should be given in the nomination form, otherwise an electronic copy should be provided.