Philip Leverhulme Prizes: grant schemes available for economic subjects


The Royal Economic Society is pleased to announce that the Philip Leverhulme Prizes are open for nominations and economics has been added to this year’s subject areas.

Up to thirty Prizes will be awarded in 2022, across the following subject areas: Archaeology, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Geography, Languages and Literatures.

Philip Leverhulme Prizes are designed to recognise and facilitate the work of outstanding research scholars of proven achievement, who have made and are continuing to make original and significant contributions to knowledge in their particular field.

Philip Leverhulme Prizes have been offered since 2001 in commemoration of the contribution to the work of the Trust made by Philip Leverhulme, the Third Viscount Leverhulme and grandson of William Hesketh Lever, the founder of the Trust.

The subject areas selected are intentionally broad, and nominations will be considered irrespective of a nominee’s departmental affiliation. Please note that, between 2020 and 2022, an individual may only be nominated for one of the 18 subject areas in which the Trust is offering Prizes during those three years.

Prize value

Each prize is worth £100,000 with funding available for over two to three years. This is paid in two equal instalments to the Prize Winner’s employing institution.


Nominations are to be made by the nominee's head of department (or equivalent). No institution may submit more than three nominations in any prize subject.


The closing date for the receipt of nominations is 4pm on Tuesday 17 May 2022. Decisions will be made by the Trust Board by the end of November 2022. Prizes can be taken up on the first of a month between 1 December 2022 and 1 November 2023.

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