Eligibility

Eligibility

Lister Prize Fellowships are awarded to young researchers undertaking high quality biomedical research, and are designed to assist scientists in situations where the prize money will have a significant beneficial impact on their work and career. The full eligibility criteria for prize applicants are detailed below:

  • Any tenured or non-tenured researcher (scientist or clinician) working in an eligible UK or Irish institution is allowed to apply; provided that their personal salary is secure, from another source, and guaranteed for a minimum of the first three years of the award.
  • The recipient does not need to be a UK national, but they must have a position in a UK or Republic of Ireland (ROI) institution for at least the first three years of the award.
  • There is no age restriction, but the individual must, at the time of taking up the award, have a minimum of three or a maximum of ten years’ research experience (allowance will be made for career breaks).
  • The individual may concurrently hold awards, such as a fellowship, programme, or project grant(s), from other organisations, or be employed by them.
  • Applicants may be scientifically trained undertaking full-time research, medically qualified still undergoing some speciality training and/or leading a research project with more than three but less than ten years post-doctoral experience (post PhD or MD, whichever is the earlier).
  • Prizes are ideal for researchers just starting their own independent research group, or for group leaders looking to research new areas not covered by current awards.
  • The Lister Institute seeks diversity in its Prize winners and their research areas. The Institute is delighted that over the years female researches have been well represented amongst its prize-winners, which have been in the same gender ratio as initial applications.
  • The Institute is aware that personal circumstances vary and that there are unavoidable factors that limit research time (e.g. maternity leave, family commitments). Please contact the Lister Institute directly if you would like to discuss your eligibility.