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Nominations are now open for the 2017 Philip Leverhulme Prizes (, which “recognise the achievement of outstanding [early career] researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising”. Each Prize has a value of £100,000.*

Nominees must hold either a permanent post or a long-term fellowship (that extends beyond the 2-3 year duration of the prize funding) and should normally have been awarded their doctorate no more than 10 years prior to the 17 May 2017 closing date.

The subject areas for the 2017 round are: 

  • Biological Sciences
  • History
  • Law
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Sociology and Social Policy

Each University can submit no more than three nominations in any prize subject area

To help us assess whether any form of internal selection process will be required, please e-mail with the names of any potential nominees from your department by noon on 1 March, clearly indicating the relevant prize area.

If there are more than three potential nominees in any one area, a cross divisional internal selection panel will be organised to consider draft applications (likely in mid- to late-April).

* Expenditure from the award may be used for any purpose related to the advancement of the research of the prize-holder, provided that the items of expenditure fall within the categories classically eligible for the support of the Trust. Examples include research assistance, teaching replacement, travel and subsistence, consumables (including specialist books, databases and similar materials), technical support, or computing and software. The principal ineligible items are capital equipment, augmentation of the prize-holder’s salary, and institutional overheads.