IPA PhD Thesis award - Call for applications

The IPA is pleased to announce the first edition of the IPA PhD Thesis award.
The IPA PhD Thesis award distinguishes the best PhD Thesis in the broad area of Phonetics, Speech Sciences, and Laboratory Phonology. This prize will be awarded to a PhD student who has produced an outstanding PhD thesis with substantial academic potential and that contributes to advancing the scientific study of the field.

IPA student members who were awarded their doctorate in 2023 are eligible to apply.
Although the student can have been enrolled in a PhD programme anywhere in the world, the thesis needs to be in English.

The applications will be assessed by the IPA PhD Thesis Award Committee.

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • The candidate must have obtained their PhD in 2023;
  • The candidate must be an IPA member;
  • The PhD thesis must be written in or translated into English;
  • The PhD thesis must be original work.

Required Application Documents:

  • An executive summary of the PhD thesis in English of 2000 words (maximum);
  • A letter from the PhD supervisor recommending the candidate for consideration for this award;
  • A motivation letter from the candidate (maximum 1 page);
  • The candidate’s CV, including a list of publications related to the thesis (this can include papers submitted and papers in press);
  • An electronic copy of the PhD thesis;
  • A scanned copy of the PhD diploma or certificate.

How to apply:

Selection Criteria:

  • Originality and impact of the research;
  • Quality of CV and publications;
  • Strength of the motivation letter;
  • Anticipated academic potential.

The Prizes:

  • Certificate;
  • Free IPA membership for 3 years;
  • One conference travel award of up to 300 EUR;
  • Offer to publish one paper free of charge in JIPA after peer review (in case the candidate is not affiliated to an institution covered by the CUP’s transformative agreements).

Application deadline: 30 August, 2024.
The winner will be announced on the IPA website and social media by the end of December, 2024.

IPA PhD Thesis award Committee
Taehong Cho, Lisa Davidson, Sónia Frota (Co-chair), Martine Grice (Co-Chair), Thais Christofaro Silva, Maria Josep Sole