Dean's Award for Outstanding Dissertation Thesis

The award is given for an exceptionally high-quality doctoral thesis. Indicators of quality include:

  • publication of the dissertation results1 in one or more articles published or accepted for publication in a journal with an impact factor in Q1 or a CORE A*/A conference paper for which the student is the lead author,
  • obtaining a significant number of citations of articles used in the dissertation in WoS, Scopus or Google Scholar, especially if the doctoral student is the lead author, 
  • winning an award, e.g. Best Paper Award,
  • a significantly positive review by an internationally recognised expert.

The thesis must be submitted within 5 years from the start of the study. Exceptions are made for circumstances that contribute to the quality of the work and the erudition of the student (typically a long-term foreign internship) or take into account social or health reasons (e.g. recognised parenthood, care of a loved one, long-term illness).

In the proposal, the proposer will provide a brief justification highlighting the doctoral student's contribution to the field, the originality of the work and the quality indicators achieved, and insert reviews indicating the passages highlighting the quality of the work.

The proposal in pdf format is submitted by the Chair of the Dissertation Defense Committee, the Department Chair, the Chair of the Branch Board, the supervisor, or the Vice-Dean for Science by e‑mail to and copied to Proposals for prize-winning theses are published to Department Chairs and Branch Boards.

The author of the award-winning thesis and his/her supervisor or specialist supervisor will receive an honorary mention from the Dean and a financial reward. The award is usually presented at a meeting of the Scientific Council.

Authors of the award-winning works

1 The applicant's publication outputs are inserted into the V3S database.

Responsible person: RNDr. Patrik Mottl, Ph.D.