PPCF/EPS/IUPAP PhD Poster Prizes

The international journal Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (PPCF), the European Physical Society (EPS) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) are proud to jointly sponsor the PPCF/EPS/IUPAP Student Poster Prizes at the 47th EPS Plasma Physics conference. The competition is judged by members of the Conference Programme Committee.

Kyushu University Itoh Project Prize 2020&2021 for PhD students

We welcome applications for the 2020&2021 Itoh Prize in association with the 47th EPS Conference of Plasma Physics. The prize aims to recognize doctoral students who have performed excellent research on plasma turbulence, transport, confinement, or any related topic. The winner will be offered the opportunity to visit Kyushu University, Japan, for one week, including paid flights and living expenses, although the situation may change depending on COVID-19. The competition is judged by a panel of experts chaired by Professor Akihide Fujisawa of Kyushu University.


To be considered for the PPCF/EPS/IUPAP PhD Poster Prizes and for the Kyushu University Itoh Project Prize 2020&2021, you must be a PhD student presenting a poster at the 47th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics.

How to enter the competitions

You can enter your poster via the Poster Presenter Platform when uploading your poster for the virtual conference. The deadline for poster upload is 7th June 2021.

Evaluation procedure

The evaluation has two stages:

1 - By written questions and answers during the week of 14th to 18th June; and

2 - By assessment of your live poster presentation in the allocated poster session during the conference.

Announcement of the winners

The winners will be announced in the closing session of the conference as well as on the conference web site (

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