A PhD thesis Prize is awarded  each year by GERLI in recognition of a research work carried out in a French laboratory in the field of LIPID RESEARCH. There is no criterium of nationality for awarding the prize. The PhD thesis has however to be defended in France in the case of joint supervised thesis between french and foreign laboratories. The thesis has to be defended in the year preceeding the application.

In their cover letter, all candidates have to justify (half a page at pdf format) how their PhD work impacts the knowledge on lipids and their metabolism.

In 2023, the GERLI and Société Française de Nutrition will award

a second PhD Prize GERLI-SFN “LIPIDS AND NUTRITION” of 1500€. The winner will be invited to write an article in French, to be published in  les Cahiers de Nutrition et de Diététique.

Candidates have to indicate which prize they apply for (only one choice!) in the form below.



  1. The PhD thesis Prize is awarded  by GERLI in recognition of a research work carried out in a French laboratory in the field of LIPIDS.
  2. The thesis manuscript can be written in French or English.
  3. The candidate has to defend his/her thesis in the civil year preceeding the application.
  4. The amount (€) awarded each year is decided by the GERLI scientific board. It is currently 1500 euros. There is no guarantee that a prize is awarded every year.
  5. GERLI scientific board evaluates the quality of each thesis work based on its presentation by a reviewer chosen within the board. After discussions, the board proceeds to a secret vote to rank the candidates.
  6. The laurate is chosen based on the absolute majority of the board member votes.
  7. The board evaluation meeting  is organized before the annual GERLI congress.
  8. The prize is awarded to the laureate during the GERLI annual congress after an oral presentation of the thesis work. In case there is no annual congress, the prize will be awarded during a meeting of the GERLI scientific board.
  9. The laureate should have the membeship of GERLI association when the prize is awarded.



To apply to GERLI PhD prize 2023, the following documents should be sent at the latest on  April 25th, 2023.

1. to GERLI secretary (Sylvie Demignot) :


  • a cover letter (PDF file) indicating the prize for which the candidatre applies for, and how the PhD work impacts the knowledge on lipids and their metabolism
  • a PDF file of the thesis manuscript (defended during the preceeding year)
  • PDF files of pre-defense reviewers’reports (defense report is not necessary).

2. Fill the application form below and upload the following requested documents (maximum 10 Megas per file; if > 10 Mo, to be compressed online using for instance: type” https://www.ilovepdf.com/fr/compresser_pdf ”

  • all publications related to the thesis work (PDF files) named as follows DUPONT 1, DUPONT 2, etc….
  • un CV (pdf) named DUPONT CV

Laureate(s) should present their work orally during the next GERLI congress.



Please indicate for which prize you are candidate (only one choice!)

You must add all your documents in one ZIP file of maximum 10MO (CV and publications)



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