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Philip Leverhulme Prizes

Philip Leverhulme Prizes for Researchers

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Applications are open for Philip Leverhulme Prizes for Researchers. This award is for researchers at an early stage of their careers whose work has had an international impact and whose future research career is exceptionally promising – to use for any research purpose.


Philip Leverhulme Prizes worth £100,000


  • 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 for nominations. The award date is considered to be the date on which the degree was confirmed by the awarding institution.
  • Furthermore, 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.


The funding is available over 2 to 3 years. Prizes can be taken up on the first of a month between 1 December in the year in which they are awarded and 1 November the following year. Expenditure from the award may 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.

Moreover, eligible items of expenditure include:

  • Research assistance
  • Teaching replacement
  • Travel and subsistence
  • Consumables (including specialist books, databases and similar materials)
  • Technical support
  • Computer equipment and software

Guidance for Nominee


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline17 May,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerLeverhulme Trust



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