Award for best Archaeometry dissertations

Groupe des Méthodes Pluridisciplinaires Contribuant à l´Archéologie (GMPCA)  
Best Archaeometry Ph.D. Award
2011 G.M.P.C.A. PhD Award - Call for Applications

The Groupe des Méthodes Pluridisciplinaires Contribuant à l´Archéologie (GMPCA) awards two prizes of EUR1000 maximum (*) every two years to the best PhD theses written in French or in English relating to original work in archaeometry, in any of the different scientific fields contributing to archaeology. These prizes (*) are usually given to the winner(s) at the time of the GMPCA´s biennial conference. The Archéométrie 2011 meeting will take place in Liège (Belgium) from 11 to 15 April 2011, organized by the Centre Européen d´Archéométrie of Liège University.

This prize is open to all researchers under 40 years of age who do not hold a full time academic position or a permanent contract. The applicants for the GMPCA prize must have written and defended a thesis in French or in English in a university within the European Union and have been awarded a doctorate between January 1st 2009 and December 31th 2010. Candidates cannot apply twice. The candidate´s file must be comprised of :

1. a printed copy of the thesis,
2. a 3-page (max.) précis of the PhD project´s methodology, results and future implications and applications
3. an appendix indicating the title of the PhD, the date and the university, and the composition of the jury,
4. postal and electronic addresses,
5. abstract and/or full text consultation web addresses, if available.

The prize winner(s) is (are) committed to submitting an article within an reasonable delay to the journal ArcheoSciences.

We expressly invite candidates to declare themselves by email with available documents enclosed. Definitive applications must be sent by post to the secretary of the association, or to one of the members of the board.

Applications must be received no later than January 8th 2011.

S. Dubernet
GMPCA Secretary