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The 25th edition of the ‘Fertiberia Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis on Agricultural Subjects’ has been announced.

The competition, which is open until 8 May, recognises the cum laude works defended last year at universities in Spain and Portugal

  • Organised in collaboration with the Official Association of Agricultural Engineers of the Centre and the Canary Islands, this year the Polytechnic University of Madrid joins for the first time.
  • With a total amount of 30,000 Euros, this is one of the best financed agronomic research awards in Europe.

Grupo Fertiberia has announced the 25th edition of the "Fertiberia Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis on Agricultural Subjects", an initiative it has been promoting since 1996 with the aim of supporting talent and research, recognising the best academic work defended at universities in Spain and Portugal in the field of fertilisation and agronomic activity. Organised in collaboration with the Official Association of Agricultural Engineers of the Centre and the Canary Islands (COIACC), this year the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) joins for the first time.

The theses competing for the award must deal with fertilisation, soils and soil amendment, although works related to agricultural activity in general will also be considered. Likewise, they must have obtained the maximum qualification "cum laude" in Spain or its equivalent in Portugal, as well as having been defended during the last academic 2021/ 22 year. The deadline for entries will remain open until 8 May 2023. The award rules can be downloaded here.

The Fertiberia Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis is one of the best financially endowed awards for agronomic research in Europe, with a first prize of 14,000 Euros for the winner and a runner-up prize of 5,000 Euros. Thesis supervisors are also awarded prizes of 8,000 and 3,000 Euros, respectively. In total, the competition awards prizes worth 30,000 Euros.

Those interested should send a copy of their doctoral thesis in digital format together with the works published about it, their curriculum vitae, certification from the centre that accredits their qualification and the document referring to data protection to: ‘Grupo Fertiberia. Calle Agustín de Foxá, 27 (Planta 8), 28036 Madrid’, indicating on the envelope Ref.: “FERTIBERIA Award”.

This award is a clear example of Grupo Fertiberia's commitment to research, excellence and university talent.
. Throughout the 24 editions held to date, more than 500 doctoral theses have been submitted from more than 50 universities and research centres and prizes worth more than half a million Euros have been awarded.

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