PhD Thesis Award

CRS PhD Thesis Award – Best Doctoral Thesis in Drug Delivery Research

We are inviting scientists who completed their PhD thesis in 2021 Drug Delivery Science to apply for the CRS PhD Thesis Award. This award serves to recognize outstanding doctoral research and scientific contributions to the multidisciplinary field of drug delivery.


  • Application deadline is  April 15, 2022, 11:59 pm EST
  • PhD thesis defense date has to be between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021
  • Nomination needs to be supported by the thesis supervisor(s) 
  • Nominee and supervisor need to be CRS Members 
  • Max. 1 candidate per department/supervisor per year 

Nomination Requirements 

Selection Process

The PhD Thesis Award Committee will make the selection of the awardee.


  • Will receive a certificate and monetary award 
  • Will present his/her research at the CRS Annual Meeting
  • Bronze and silver awards for the finalists / runners-up
  • Finalists will be presented on the CRS website 
  • Finalists will summarize their work as an invited paper in the Journal of Controlled Release


  • 2022 Winner - Xiaoqi 'Kevin' Sun
  • 2022 Finalist - Saigopalakrishna Yerneni
  • 2022 Finalist - Kurt Ristroph