Lister Institute of Preventative Medicine – Research Prizes

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 awards are open to any researcher who fulfils the eligibility criteria and who is working in a not-for-profit institution in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
  • Applicants may be scientifically or medically trained and will have their personal salary provided from either their host institution or another source.
  • Research may be in any area of biomedical science, but most of the research must be conducted in the UK or Republic of Ireland. Some work carried out overseas is acceptable, and awards are transferable between institutions.

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