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PhD Graduation

In principle, after 48 months (full time employment) your PhD project is completed. Now you are finalizing your PhD, your thesis is ready and your thesis manuscript will be submitted to the Manuscript Committee. After approval of the Manuscript Committee, you will defend your thesis before a Doctoral Examination Board. All information about finalizing your PhD can be found in the Doctorate regulations.

Research Data Management

Adequate management and storage of research data is essential for individual researchers, the scientific community and society. Finalizing your thesis, you should therefore include an appendix  'Research Data Management' (docx, 18 kB) (.tex file)

Rapid Graduation Bonus

The Rapid Graduation Bonus of €1500,- is granted when you send your thesis to the thesis committee within the period of the employment contract (48 months full time) provided the thesis is approved by the committee.

To apply for this bonus your supervisor will send a request to the PhD coördinator of the IMM at imm@ru.nl with proof of the manuscript submission date and the completed Training & Supervision Plan.

Printing costs

The printing costs of your PhD thesis may be reimbursed up to a maximum of €2200,-. You can find more information and the application form on this RU website.

IMM best thesis award

The IMM will yearly award a Best Thesis Award. This prize, which comes with a certificate and 1000 euro, has been established by the IMM in recognition of the excellent work performed by our PhD candidates.

All theses defended between 1st of July of the first year and June 30th of the next year will be taken into consideration. A selection committee will advise the IMM Board on which thesis should be awarded. The IMM Board will, taking into consideration the advice of the committee, formally decide which thesis will be awarded. The awards will be handed out during the yearly IMM new years reception.