Application for the PE MedChem Euro-PhD Label
Application for the PE MedChem Euro-PhD label (to be awarded at the Barcelona meeting) should be submitted by June 15, 2022.
The maximum number of applicants is two for member institution per cycle.
Doctoral students may apply for the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD label sending an email to
Network Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conditions for Awards of the PE MedChem Euro-PhD Certificate
For this period:
- The candidates must have successfully completed a PhD thesis on a subject relevant to the field of Medicinal Chemistry according to the established local regulations of their home university (Alma Mater).
- The candidate must be the author of at least two original research papers already published or accepted for publication in international peer-reviewed scientific journals that are included in the Science Citation Index and possess an impact factor higher than 1.00. The candidate should normally be the first author of these publications. Exceptionally, when the candidate's contribution to the published work was essential, but due to local common practice the candidate was not listed as the first author, this circumstance shoud be explained by candidate's supervisor in a letter to the Network Coordinator.
- The candidate must demonstrate international research mobility and experience during his/her PhD study by having worked for at least 3 months (this timespan may be devided into two shorter periods) at a research institution, which is preferably a member, associate member or corporate member of the Network, outside the country of the candidates home university.
- The candidate must be supervised by a scientist at the host institution (host supervisor) in addition to the residing supervisor of the home university (home supervisors); b) the candidate must submit a report describing the aim of the study, the methods used, the results and discussion of the major results. The report must be approved by (i) the home supervisor, (ii) the host supervisor, and (iii) an external referee who is a member of another Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network institution and is nominated by the Nework Board.
- The candidate must provide a statement from the host university specifying the host institution, the names of home and host supervisors, and the dates and duration of the candidate's research activity abroad. Clause (b) is not applicable when the work performed at the host research institution has been already published in an international peer-reviewed scientific journal specified under (2) above. The candidate should normally be the author, and the home- and host supervisor should be co-authors of the respective publication(s).
- To demonstrate in-depth scientific training and education in addition to that requested by national regulations, the candidate must attend at least two approved postgraduate courses and one Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network meeting and give there minimum one presentation of his/her scientific results. Two of these events must be attended outside the country of the candidates home university.
The PhD thesis should be written in English, unless this is prevented by local regulations. Should this be the case, a comprehensive summary in English should be submitted.
The Commission for evaluation of the PhD thesis should include a member from a foreign institution which is a member, associate member or corporate member of the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network.
After the award of the PhD title at the home university, the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD candidate must give a podium presentation of his research at a meeting organised by theMedChem Euro-PhD Network.
Postgraduate Courses and Meetings
- The Postgraduate Courses which the candidates must attend to qualify for the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Certificate must deal with a Medicinal Chemistry topics, be at a postgraduate level and have at least 20 hours (included are lectures and student presentations) of duration. Courses are approved by the Network Board. An updated list of suggested courses will be soon published.
- The Network meetings which the candidates must attend to qualify for the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD label are (i) organized by academic institutions which are members of the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network, (ii) at least 20 hours (included are lectures and student presentations) of duration and (iii) include Euro-PhD candidates research presentations.
- Each Network meeting must (i) be announced to the Network members at least 2 months in advance and (ii) be open to doctoral students of all members of the Network. On completion of the meeting, the organisers must provide a certificate of attendance or participation to candidates. To qualify for a certificate of participation, candidates must contribute with a presentation of their research at the Meeting.
Award of Euro-PhD Certificate
- The Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD certificate will be awarded by the Network Coordinator on behalf of the Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network.
- The Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD certificate will include a supplement summarising the conditions for the award. The certificate will be signed by the Network Coordinator, the doctoral thesis supervisor and the host supervisor.
- The certificate will be presented to the candidate by the Network Coordinator and the doctoral thesis supervisor or their authorized representatives. The Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD awarding ceremony will normally be at a Network meeting after the candidate hasgiven the podium presentation on the thesis as described in § 5(7) above.