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Outstanding scholarship recognised with award of 30 Philip Leverhulme Prizes

Philip Leverhulme Prizes have been awarded annually since 2001 in commemoration of the contribution to the work of the Trust made by Philip Leverhulme, the Third Viscount Leverhulme and grandson of William Hesketh Lever, the founder of the Trust. The prizes recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. The total value of the prizes is £3 million.

In 2014 the Trust offered 5 prizes in each of the following subject areas – Biological Sciences; History; Law; Mathematics and Statistics; Philosophy and Theology; and Sociology and Social Policy. Each of the 30 Prize Winners receives £100,000 which can be used over two or three years to advance their research.

In 2015 the Trust will invite nominations for prizes in Classics; Earth Sciences; Physics; Politics and International Relations; Psychology; and Visual and Performing Arts. Further information regarding the nomination process is available here and our online grant application system will open to nominations for the 2015 subject areas from 1 January.

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