The application period to participate in the 27th Syva International Award for the best doctoral thesis in animal health was closed on 18 February 2024.

Between now and April 2024, the scientific experts from the academic community, who have been invited to be part of the panel, will select the winner(s) amongst the 23 submitted theses. As every year, as soon as the decision of the scientific committee is known, the winning theses, the doctoral students and the universities involved, will be announced in a press release sent from Laboratorios Syva who’s committed to promote scientific research by fully funding this award, and who can count on the academic support of the University of León since the creation of this prestigious award in 1997.

While waiting for the press release announcing winner’s names and their first impressions, their testimonies and those of the members of the jury, don’t hesitate to take a look at the information on this page.

And if you have submitted or are going to submit your thesis during the current academic year, please note this date for the next edition, 2 January 2025! And don’t hesitate to apply for the 28th edition!

What is the Syva International Award?

How can you participate?

Check out the rules here!

Do you have any questions?

The thesis must be written in English or Spanish. If not the case, a summary in English or Spanish should be provided, structured as follows: the Introduction, the approach, the objectives, the conclusions and a 2-3 page summary of the different chapters. Add this summary to the beginning of the PDF of your thesis.

They participated in the Syva Award!


You always go to congresses, you always publish, but to suddenly be told “I’m good” is very important”.

Librado Carrasco, DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVP / ECPHM

When you are a veterinarian and you work mainly in research in the animal health sector, throughout all the years of your thesis you hear about the Syva Award, which is like a kind of legend. When you begin to think about it, what you feel the most is pride”.


“The truth is that it is a very famous award, it is very well known in the area of animal health. It is in reality both the best economically endowed and the most prestigious”.

Sorry, the registration form is closed until the next edition. You will have to wait until 2 January 2025 to submit your thesis.