Restricted call: Leverhulme Trust Philip Leverhulme Prizes 2024

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The Leverhulme Trust has announced the Philip Leverhulme Prizes.

The Philip Leverhulme Prizes are awarded to researchers at an early stage of their careers whose work has had international impact and whose future research career is exceptionally promising. Up to 30 prizes will be awarded in 2024, with each prize worth £100,000. The funding should be used for any purpose related to the advancement of the research or artistic practice of the Prize Winner, provided that the items of expenditure fall within the categories classically eligible for the support of the Trust. Funding is available over 2 to 3 years and is paid in two equal instalments to the Prize Winner’s employing institution. Prizes can be taken up on the first of a month between 1st  December, 2024 and 1st November, 2025.

For more information, see the webpage and the Leverhulme Trust guidance document.


Nominees must:

Subject areas 2024

Applications will be considered within the six broad subject areas available each year. These rotate on a 3-year cycle (the current cycle is 2023, 2024 and 2025). Nominees may not be nominated for more than one prize subject in any 3-year cycle.

Two areas are always excluded because substantial funding is available from other sources for applied medical research, and the Trust’s priority is to support investigations of a fundamental nature:

University Internal selection:

The funder stipulates that the University can submit no more than three nominations in any prize subject. Therefore, this call will be managed according to the University’s restricted calls procedure. We therefore ask each Department/Faculty to register and rank up to 3 nominations per prize subject with us. Nominations are to be made by the nominee’s head of department (or equivalent).

Please submit your Department/Faculty’s nomination(s) via this online formby ​12th February, 2024 (if requested, please log-in with your Raven details; please note that a Form cannot be saved and returned to).

You will need the following documents and information to complete the Form:

Internal Assessment Criteria: 

Please note that the assessment of internal applications will focus on the following core funder criteria:

Funder deadline: 16th May, 2024.

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Posted on 23/01/2024