MDSI Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Awards

MDSI is happy to launch annual outstanding thesis and dissertation awards from this year 2021, to promote and give a global platform to showcase the research of graduate, post graduate and doctoral students in the field of movement disorders.  

We invite students from all fields who are working on any aspect of movement disorders and who have submitted/ are submitting their dissertation this year to apply for these awards.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The thesis/disseration should be on Movement Disorders.
  • The thesis/dissertation should be the work of a graduate, post graduate or a doctoral student.
  • The author should have submitted it/ should be submitting it in the given 12 months period ( 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021) for their concerned degree.


Three different categories of theses

  1. Clinical  – Thesis pertaining to clinical aspects (for e.g epidemiology, diagnostic markers, medical and surgical therapies, prognostic markers etc) belong to this category
  2. Basic Sciences – Thesis pertaining to basic sciences (for e.g., underlying disease pathophysiology, lab and animal models etc) belong to this category.
  3. Allied health aspects – Thesis pertaining to impact of allied health sciences on movement disorders ( physiotherapy, speech therapy, psychological aspects, computational models etc) belong to this category.

Candidate should select the category in which they are applying.


A panel of experts in the field will independently review the thesis and give their opinion based on various parameters such as scientific rigor, novelty, impact on existing knowledge, feasibility, applicability into daily practice, etc.  Judges’ opinion will be final.

The application are closed and its in decision process and final results would be announced after Jan 2022.



Thesis/dissertation in pdf format – anonymised form is to be sent to [email protected] and [email protected]


Any queries/ clarifications regarding submission can be sent to [email protected] and cc to

MDSI Secretary

Dr Hrishikesh Kumar
Movement Disorders Society of India,
Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata
185/1 A,J,C Bose Road, Kolkata 700017
Email : [email protected]

Web Editor

Dr. Soaham Desai
Consultant Neurologist, Professor and Head, Shree Krishna Hospital and Pramukhswami Medical College, Bhaikaka University, Anand, Gujarat
Email : [email protected]