The Lister Institute’s competitive research prizes give young scientists the opportunity to develop their potential through flexible funding over a five-year period.
The awards are aimed at researchers in the early years of running their own groups, for whom receipt of the prize would make a significant difference to their research work.
The Institute’s approach to funding continues to be unique in that it accepts applications from tenured and non-tenured researchers, clinicians and non-clinicians, and has no priority diseases or restrictions on the research area supported.
This approach ensures that research prize holders are given the freedom to develop their research careers individually, while also fostering a sense of identity within the Lister community.
The Lister Institute’s research prizes are awarded as lump sums of £250,000 which must be spent within a five-year period.
The money must be used in support of the applicants’ research but can be used for equipment, travel, consumables or the salaries of post-doctoral workers, technicians or PhD students etc. Personal salary provision or augmentation is not allowed, but the funds can be used for a replacement lecturers’ salary.
The Institute currently receives around 100 applications for the six prizes. From these, approximately 20 candidates are long-listed and up to 12 are then interviewed.
All publications must state that the research worker is a Lister Institute Research Prize holder or Lister Prize Fellow.
The winners are selected according to several criteria including:
For more information on the prizes and application process, please view the page how to apply.
If you have any questions over your eligibility for a Lister Institute research prize then please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
If you believe that the receipt of a Prize would make a real difference to you and your research then please find out more
about how to apply for a Lister Prize fellowship.