Reaxys PhD Prize - FAQ

Reaxys PhD Prize - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I got my PhD in 2015, can I apply?

The 2017 PhD Prize is open only to students currently in a PhD program or who completed their PhD after 1 January 2016.

My supervisor does not wish to give me his/her recommendation letter, but prefers to send it directly. Is it possible?

If your supervisor wants to send the recommendation letter directly to us, please check the box “Will be sent by supervisor” in the submission form and then make sure that your supervisor send it to us directly to before the closing date (13 March 2017).

In my selected publication, I am the first author together with a colleague, is it ok?

In case of first co-authorship, please make sure that in your recommendation letter your supervisor specifies clearly what your contribution is with respect to that of your co-author.

I already applied in the past and was not selected as finalist, can I apply again?

Yes, you can apply but you have to submit a new paper that features new and innovative research with respect to the paper you submitted in the previous year/s.

In my research group more than one person wants to apply, can we all apply?

No, only one PhD student per group can apply.

I filled the application form but I didn’t receive any confirmation. Is my application valid?

You should receive an automatic confirmation email in the minutes following your application. If you cannot find it, please verify that it is not in your spam folder. If you didn’t receive a confirmation at all, please fill again the submission form and submit it. If you don’t receive a confirmation even after trying again, then contact us at

How long will it take before I know if I am one of the finalist?

We hope to announce the finalists in June 2017.

I’ve got my PhD and I’m moving to a new Institution in a couple of month, how should I fill the field “Current University name” in the application form?

Fill “Current University name” with your current affiliation, but make sure that the email address you provide us will be valid at least until next September.

Click here to read the Terms and Conditions of the 2017 Reaxys PhD Prize.