How to Apply

The Lister Institute selects Research Prize Fellows by assessing written applications followed by interviewing short-listed candidates.

The Application Process

Written applications are submitted as copies of the form linked to below and may also include both a supporting statement from Heads of Department (or equivalent) and a review from a nominated referee familiar with the applicant’s work.

Members of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) score all applications to generate a long-list of candidates whose applications are then sent to national and international experts for a detailed review.

Short-listed candidates are then selected by SAC members based on their own assessments and the results of the expert reviews. The short-listed candidates, usually no more than 8-10, then make a brief presentation and are interviewed by the SAC.

Applications are normally submitted in November or December for possible interview in the following May, and commencement of the award in October. We also allow re-application provided a candidate remains within the eligibility criteria.

Apply now

If you would be interested in applying for a lucrative research grant to further your own work, first please check that you are eligible (and feel free to contact us if you have any questions).

If you are happy with your eligibility then please download the three documents below in which you will find everything required:

• Application instructions (download)
• Terms and Conditions (download)
• Application Form (download)

Please note that the application deadline is Friday 3 November 2017, and interviews for the short-listed candidates will take place in London on Tuesday 22 May 2018.

Good luck!