Philip Leverhulme Prize

Funder deadline: 18th May 2020   Faculty deadline: 2nd March 2020

The Philip Leverhulme Prize is open to Legal Scholars every three years.

The prize is for £100,000 to be used over two or three years, for research expenses, research assistance or for teaching replacement.

Read the scheme guidance on the Leverhulme Trust website.

Each institution is limited to 3 nominations/applications in any prize subject. Oxford's internal selection process will be managed by the Social Sciences Divisional Office.

The Leverhulme Trust has clear guidelines on its approach to grant-making. Members of the Faculty have been awarded quite a few grants by the Leverhulme Trust over the last few years, however we have only been awarded two Philip Leverhulme Prizes. 


For the Faculty deadline, applicants should submit an outline application in the format requested by the Social Sciences Division:

Please describe the following:

  • Your significant research achievements to date (400 words)
  • Your future research plans (400 words)
  • How you would anticipate using the prize funds if awarded and what the award of the prize funds would enable you to achieve that your current funding does not allow (400 words)

Please also provide:

  • Max 2 page CV (e.g. with academic appointments, details of awards, grants and prizes, teaching, academic or professional activities, invited presentation etc.)
  • Max 2 page publication list, identifying the four most significant


Faculty deadline for expression of interest: 17th February 2020

Faculty deadline for draft for internal selection: 2nd March 2020

Social Sciences deadline for internal selection: 9th March 2020

Research Services deadline: 11th May 2020 (-5)

Funder deadline: 18th May 2020