The Association for Tree-Ring Research is granting prizes for the best Ph.D. and Master thesis that have made an original contribution to tree-ring research.

To be eligible for an ATR thesis award, theses must have been examined in the previous calendar year, and -in case of a Ph.D. thesis- written in English language.

Nominations should be sent to the ATR board by the Ph.D. or thesis supervisor, and should include:

  • a PDF version of the thesis, and
  • a copy of a signed nomination form (will be published here at a later stage).

The Ph.D. thesis award is donated with 1000 Euros, the Master thesis award with 250 Euros. Both awards are handed out during the annual TRACE conference.

The selection of the best theses will be made by a selection committee. The decision of this committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Calls  for submissions will be announced through member mailings and via this website.

Former awardees are listed below.

Ph.D. thesis award

2011 Bettina Wagner
2010 Britta Eilmann
2009 -not appointed-
2008 Niels Bleicher
2007 Matthias Schaub
2006 David Frank


Master thesis award

2011 Cathrin Meinardus
2010 Karina Hennig
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