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2023 Doctoral Dissertation Award


Call for Nominations

The iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes outstanding work in the information field. Nominations are solicited from all members of the iSchools organization and judged by a selection committee drawn from leading international schools. 

The winner receives a prize of $2,500, the runner up $1,000

Current and past honorees can be viewed here.


Each member iSchool can nominate applicants for the award. The applicants should have successfully completed their Ph.D. between to the rules of the university between June 30, 2021 to October 01, 2022. The research can be on any topic in the information field, and use any methodology.


Submissions can be made on our ConfTool submission site starting September 19, 2022.

Submissions must be made by the official doctoral advisor. Individuals cannot self-nominate.


The following items should be submitted (Three PDF files in one Zip file):

  • A summary of the research in English, regardless of the language of the doctoral dissertation. Format: PDF, up to 10 pages including tables & figures, preferably in 12 pt Times New Roman font, with one-inch margins (excl. title page & references)
  • Title Page (doctoral dissertation title, author name, email, phone number, address, current institution, advisor name & contact information, degree granting institution, and completion date)
  • Body: a first page including the title and an abstract up to 200 words, plus keywords
  • References may be in any standard style format
  • Anonymization: Author-identifying elements must be excluded to facilitate blind review. Authors are encouraged to cite their own work in the third person, e.g., avoid “As described in our previous work [10], …” and instead use “As described by [10], …”.
  • Recommendation letter from the primary advisor (first reader).
  • The complete dissertation in PDF format should be submitted in its original language. An English translation might be requested, if necessary.


Nomination Deadline: 1 November, 2022

Decision Notification: Mid-February, 2023

Review Process

Awards submissions go through a two-phase review procedure. In the first phase, which is anonymous, each dissertation summary is reviewed and discussed by a team of three reviewers and one of the dissertation award co-chairs. Five dissertations are then chosen for closer scrutiny. 

Judging criteria for the Award can be viewed here.

    Doctoral Dissertation Award Chair

    • TBA


    Contact regarding questions about the Award or iConference 2023 in general. 




      Papers Publisher

      Accepted papers will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science


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