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25th edition Syva Award for the best doctoral thesis in animal health

25 years ago, Syva created the Syva Award, which aims to support fundamental research in animal health and to support young researchers who contribute to the development of knowledge in the fields in line with the activities supported by its research and development department.

This initiative is now a must-have for Syva and the University of León, which supports the academic aspect of the theses defended by doctoral students. With this award, Syva, which is always looking for concrete and effective solutions that constantly improve animal health is committed to a long-term vision oriented towards the development of innovative solutions and strives for quality and excellence.

Initially limited to PhD students from Spanish universities, since 2004, given its success, the award has been opened to applications from universities in Mexico and Portugal.

Last year, despite a programme still disrupted by Covid19, the winner of the Syva Award was Dr Alejandro Pascual Iglesias from the ‘Universidad Autónoma’ de Madrid for his research work “Porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus: pathogenesis and protection” presented under the direction of Dr Luis Enjuanes and Dr Sonia Zúñiga. Find more information about it here.

In addition to a prize of 15,000 euros, the winner receives significant recognition for his work and a unique opportunity for visibility for the development of his career.

All the useful details can be found in the following information and on the Syva Award page on our website.

We hope that many candidates will embrace this exciting challenge!

A few useful details!

The application submission date starts on 2 January and ends on 20 February 2021.

All doctoral theses that have been defended during the academic year 2019-2020 are considered.

Subjects may deal with all aspects of animal health, in particular microbiology, immunology, as well as infectious and parasitic diseases.

Applicants will find on this website a standardised Webform to facilitate the collection of their personal data, as well as the list of documents that must be provided and sent to the attention of the Rector of the University of Léon, and will be included in the General Register of the University.

The prize represents a unique and indivisible financial endowment of 15,000 euros.

The winning doctoral thesis will be communicated before 16 April 2022.

Download the terms and conditions below and submit your application!

Note: As the Syva Prize is only open to Spanish, Portuguese and Mexican Universities and the theses must be written in Spanish, the information documents are only available in Spanish and Portuguese.

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See previous editions of Syva Award

15 April, 2021

SYVA AWARD 2021 : the jury has chosen our winner!

It was no easy task for the Syva Award jury to determine the winner. Indeed, no less than 17 candidates submitted their theses, all of which were of excellent quality. Of course, all criteria had to be met and the highest possible score had to be achieved for each of them.

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10 January, 2021

The 24th edition of the Syva Award has been officially launched!

For almost 25 years, Syva has created the Syva Award, which aims to support fundamental research in animal health and to support young researchers who contribute to the development of knowledge in the fields in line with the activities supported by its R&D department.

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Find out the winner of the 23rd edition of the Syva Award!

24 September, 2020

Find out the winner of the 23rd edition of the Syva Award!

Dr Roberto Sánchez Sánchez, from Madrid Complutense University, with his research work “Toxoplasmosis and neosporosis in domestic ruminants: normalization of animal models and evaluation of new drugs” won the 23rd Syva Award for best Doctoral Thesis in Animal Health of €15,000. Congratulations!

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