Nominees must hold either a permanent post or a long-term fellowship in a UK institution of higher education or research that would extend beyond the duration of the Philip Leverhulme Prize. Those otherwise without salary are not eligible to be nominated. Nominees should normally have been awarded their doctoral degree not more than ten years prior to the closing date of 17 May 2018. The award date is considered to be the date on which the degree was confirmed by the awarding institution.

Prizes are awarded to individuals. The Trust Board will not consider making an award where two (or more) nominations are received for substantially the same body of work. 

Applications will be considered within the six broad subject areas available each year. However, please note that both because of the substantial funding available from other sources for applied medical research, and the Trust’s priority to support investigations of a fundamental nature, we do not fund studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals, or research that is intended to inform clinical practice or the development of medical applications.

Guidance and nominations

Read more about the nomination process

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Application login

To make a nomination, log in to our online application system

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Prizes in previous years

Who was awarded a Prize last year? Download 2016 Prize listings

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Awards in Focus

For detailed profiles of previous Prize-winners read our Awards in Focus