Philip Leverhulme Prize

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Philip Leverhulme Prizes
Awarded for "achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising"
Sponsored by Leverhulme Trust
Country United Kingdom
Reward(s) £100,000

The Philip Leverhulme Prize is awarded by the Leverhulme Trust to recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. The prize scheme makes up to thirty awards of £100,000 a year, across a range of academic disciplines.[1][2]

History and criteria[edit]

The award is named after Philip Leverhulme who died in 2000. He was the grandson of William Leverhulme, and was the third Viscount Leverhulme.[1] The prizes are payable, in instalments, over a period of two to three years. Prizes can be used for any purpose which can advance the prize-holder’s research, with the exception of enhancing the prize-holder’s salary.[1][2][3]

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.[4]


Leverhulme awards are granted annually.[5][6][7]


In 2017 the prizes were awarded in the following fields:[8]

  • Biological Sciences: Tom Baden, Katie Field, Nick Graham, Kayla King, Andrea Migliano
  • History: Andrew Arsan, Toby Green, David Motadel, Lucie Ryzova, Alice Taylor
  • Law: Pinar Akman, Ana Aliverti, Fiona de Londras, Rosie Harding, Jeff King
  • Mathematics and Statistics: Anders Hansen, Oscar Randal-Williams, Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb, Dominic Vella, Hendrik Weber
  • Philosophy and Theology: Naomi Appleton, Joel Cabrita, John Michael, Ian Phillips, Bryan W Roberts
  • Sociology and Social Policy: David Clifford, Des Fitzgerald, Suzanne Hall, Tim Huijts, Alice Mah


In 2016 the prizes were awarded in the following fields.[9]

  • Archaeology: Susana Carvalho, Manuel Fernandez-Gotz, Oliver Harris, Camilla Speller, Fraser Sturt
  • Chemistry: John Bower, Scott Cockroft, David Glowacki, Susan Perkin, Aron Walsh
  • Economics: Vasco Carvalho, Camille Landais, Kalina Manova, Uta Schönberg, Fabian Waldinger
  • Engineering: Anna Barnett, Cinzia Casiraghi, David Connolly, Alexandra Silva, Peter Vincent
  • Geography: Katherine Brickell, Vanesa Castán Broto, Mark Graham, Harriet Hawkins, David Thornalley
  • Languages and Literatures: William Abberley, Alexandra Harris, Daisy Hay, Lily Okalani Kahn, Hannah Rohde


In 2015 the prizes were awarded in the following fields.[10]

  • Classics: Mirko Canevaro, Esther Eidinow, Renaud Gagné, Naoise Mac Sweeney, Laura Swift
  • Earth sciences: John Rudge, James Screen, Karin Sigloch, Dominick Spracklen, Nicholas Tosca
  • Physics: Jacopo Bertolotti, Daniele Faccio, Jo Dunkley, Philip King, Suchitra Sebastian
  • Politics: John Bew, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Dominik Hangartner, Laura Valentini, Nick Vaughan-Williams
  • Psychology: Caroline Catmur, Bhismadev Chakrabarti, Steve Loughnan, Liz Pellicano, Jonathan Roiser
  • Visual arts: Sara Davidmann, Mattias Frey, Hannah Rickards, Martin Suckling, Corin Sworn


In 2014, thirty-one prizes were awarded. The 2014 subjects and prizewinners were:[11]

  • Biological Sciences: Michael Brockhurst, Elizabeth Murchison, Ewa Paluch, Thomas Richards, Nikolay Zenkin
  • History: Manuel Barcia Paz, Aaron Moore, Renaud Morieux, Hannah Skoda, David Trippett
  • Mathematics and Statistics: Alexandros Beskos, Daniel Kral, David Loeffler and Sarah Zerbes, Richard Samworth, Corinna Ulcigrai
  • Philosophy and Theology: Jonathan Birch, Tim Button, Ofra Magidor, Anna Mahtani, Holger Zellentin
  • Law: Alan Bogg, Prabha Kotiswaran, Sarah Nouwen, Erika Rackley, Michael Waibe
  • Sociology and Social Policy: Lucie Cluver, Hazem Kandil, Victoria Redclift, Katherine Smith, Imogen Tyler


The 2013 subjects were:[12]

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics: Richard Alexander, Stefan Kraus, Mathew Owens, Mark Swinbank, John (Southworth) Taylor
  • Economics: Jane Cooley Fruehwirth
  • Engineering: Haider Butt, Bharathram Ganapathisubramani, Eileen Gentleman, Aline Miller, Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena
  • Geography: Ben Anderson, Dabo Guan, Anna Lora-Wainwright, Erin McClymont, Colin McFarlane, David Nally, Lindsay Stringer
  • Modern languages and Literature: Kathryn Banks, Andrew Counter, Sally Faulkner, Lara Feigel, David James, James Smith, Hannah Sullivan
  • Performing and Visual Arts: Martin John Callanan, Nadia Davids, James Moran, Tim Smith


The 2012 subjects were:[13][14]

  • Classics : Patrick Finglass, Miriam Leonard, Michael Squire, Peter Thonemann, Kostas Vlassopoulos
  • Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences : Matt Friedman, Richard Katz, Kirsty Penkman, Laura Robinson, Paul Williams
  • History of Art : Jo Applin, Matthew Potter, Richard Taws, Tamara Trodd, Leon Wainwright
  • Law : Kimberley Brownlee, James Chalmers, Ioannis Lianos, Marc Moore, Anthea Roberts
  • Mathematics and Statistics : Toby Gee, Jonathan Marchini, Andre Neves, Christoph Ortner, Lasse Rempe-Gillen,
  • Medieval, Early Modern and Modern History : Duncan Bell, Alexander Morrison, Sadiah Qureshi, Sujit Sivasundaram, David Todd


The 2011 subjects were:[15]

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Modern European Languages & Literatures
  • Performing & Visual Arts


The 2010 subjects were:[16]

  • Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, e.g. Tamsin Mather
  • History of Art
  • Law
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Medieval, Early Modern and Modern History


The 2009 subjects were:[17]

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Modern European Languages and Literature
  • Performing and Visual Arts


The 2008 subjects were:[18]

  • Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
  • History of Art
  • Medieval, Early Modern, And Modern History
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Zoology


The 2007 subjects were:[19]

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Modern European Languages and Literature
  • Philosophy and Ethics


The 2006 subjects were:[20]

  • Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences: Lucy Carpenter
  • History of Art
  • Medieval, Early Modern and Modern History
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Zoology


The 2005 subjects were:[21]


The 2004 subjects were:[22]

  • Anthropology
  • Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Economics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Medieval, Early Modern and Modern History


The 2003 subjects were:[23]

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Classics
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Philosophy and Ethics


The 2002 subjects were:[24]

  • Software Technology for Information and Communications Technology
  • Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Modern History since 1800
  • Economics
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


The 2001 subjects were:[25]

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Classics
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Philosophy and Ethics


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