Nominations are now open for the 2018 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 2018 closing date.
The subject areas for the 2018 round are:
- earth sciences
- politics and international relations
- visual and performing arts
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 email the relevant divisional contact as listed below with a maximum of three names of potential nominees from your department/faculty by noon on Friday 9 March, clearly indicating the relevant prize area and providing your ranking. Departments/faculties may submit nominations for more than one area, although any candidate can only be nominated once.
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. This will take place as soon as possible after 9 March and will provide applicants with sufficient time before the Leverhulme deadline of 17 May to strengthen and polish their proposals.