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In 2018 the Foundation Professor Albert Soenen organizes the Prize Professor Albert Soenen with a value of 2 500 € for a PhD thesis tha delivers a significant contribution to the advancement of fruit culture in its broadest sense.

The candidates must have obtained their PhD degree in the period between October 1, 2015 and October 31, 2017 and their age should not exceed 35 years at the date of submission.

The candidates must submit afile in English which consists of the following elements:

  • Curriculum vitae (maximum two A4 pages);
  • a list of publications;
  • his/her PhD thesis;
  • if necessary, additional publications in internationally renowned journals with peer review system, that support the PhD;
  • a description of the contribution of the PhD thesis to progress in fruit culture in its broadest sense (maximum two A4 pages).

The prize is awarded by the management council of the Foundation with assistance of independent experts.

The prize is personal, but can be shared. If none of the submitted files satisfies the conditions or attains the scientific standards set forth by the council, the prize will not be awarded.

Files are submitted electronically to

The submission deadline is October 31, 2017. The prize is awarded in 2018

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