University of Oulu, 2016

Eudaimonia Prize for an outstanding multidisciplinary doctoral thesis

The Eudaimonia Institute is proud to open the call for an outstanding doctoral dissertation in multidisciplinary human sciences. This is the fourth time that the Eudaimonia prize will be awarded. With the prize Eudaimonia Institute wants to honour the excellent and high-quality research done by early-career researchers in human sciences at the University of Oulu. The prize is worth 2000 euros.

This year, the call concerns researchers who were granted their doctoral degree in human sciences by the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) in 2020. Nominations can be made by anyone, including the graduates themselves. The author of the nominated dissertation must have been a member in the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) and the Human Sciences Doctoral Programme (HS-DP). Dissertations in the broad area of multidisciplinary human sciences (Human Sciences Doctoral Programme) are eligible.

The selection criteria for the best doctoral dissertation are:

  • high scientific quality (assessed on the basis of the grade of the dissertation and the opponent’s evaluation report),
  • the dissertation’s scientific and societal significance, and
  • the multidisciplinary nature of the dissertation.

This year the prize winner will be selected by Professor Seppo Honkapohja. Professor Honkapohja is a Finnish economist. He is former Professor of International Macroeconomics of the University of Cambridge. He is currently Visiting Professor at Aalto University and a former board member of the Bank of Finland. He is also Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, Member of Academia Europaea and Honorary Doctorate at the University of Turku.

The deadline for nominations is Thursday, 18 November 2021.

The winner will be announced in mid-December.

The nominations for the Eudaimonia Prize are made online, using the link to the online form below.

For questions, please contact Eudaimonia coordinator, Janne Kurtakko ( or Eudaimonia director, Professor Pentti Haddington (

Checklist for making a nomination: When making a nomination, please include the following information:

  • Name and contact details of the nominee
  • The title of the dissertation
  • The abstract of the dissertation
  • The link to the dissertation
  • The opponent's evaluation report
  • A brief statement justifying why the doctoral dissertation should be awarded the prize (max. 1 page)

The link to the web-form:

Last updated: 10.11.2021