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The JCD Prize

Is your PhD supervisor someone who you find especially inspiring and committed? Is your supervisor accessible, devoting sufficient time and effort to you and your project? Are they someone with whom you can have valuable and constructive discussions during your project – also when things are not going according to plan? Is your supervisor committed to your success as a researcher as well as your personal development?

If so, you should consider nominating your supervisor to the JCD Prize – the extraordinary PhD Supervisor 

The award was founded by the PhD Association in 2012, in the name of Professor DMSc Jens Christian Djurhuus, in honour of his long-standing work with and for the PhD students at Aarhus University, Health.

Both main and co-supervisors are eligible for nomination and nominees do not need to be employed at Aarhus University. Only nominations from current PhD students and PhD students who have obtained their degree in 2023 will be taken into consideration. Finally, we welcome applications made by groups who wish to jointly nominate their supervisor. We require names of all the nominating PhD students, and anonymous nominations will not be taken into consideration.

How to nominate

Let us know why your supervisor deserves the JCD Prize. If you wish to nominate your main or co-supervisor, please write a short recommendation (max 2400 characters incl. spaces, in English) and send it to the Graduate School of Health, graduateschoolhealth@au.dk. There is no strict format or content description. 

You must send in your nomination no later than 6 December 2023 at 12:00 noon. 

Afterwards, an assessment committee consisting of representatives from the Organizing Committee (PhD student), the PhD Association, Health (PhD student), and the Head of Graduate School of Health will select a winner.

The JCD Prize winner will be announced at the PhD Day, Friday 19 January 2024. In addition to the honour, the winner is awarded DKK 25,000.