The aim of the competition is to develop interest in and promote powder metallurgy among young scientists at European academic establishments, and to encourage research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, according to the EPMA.

The subject of the thesis must be capable of being classified under the powder metallurgy topic and must have been officially accepted or approved by the applicant’s teaching establishment during the 2011/2012, 2012/2013 or 2013/2014 academic years. Applicants must also be graduates of a European university.

The prizes, sponsored by Höganäs AB, are €750 for the diploma/masters category and €1000 for the doctorate/PhD category. The winners will be awarded their prizes at the opening plenary session of Euro PM2014 in Salzburg, Austria on Monday, 22 September 2014. Winners will also have their thesis published in the journal Powder Metallurgy.