Welcome to the Lister Institute

The Lister Prize 2025 Application round
is now open!

Deadline for submission is midnight on
Monday 23 September 2024

Learn more about the Lister Institute

The Lister institute is over 125 years old with a fascinating history.

The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine funds researchers through annual prize grants.

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The Lister Institute Organisation

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Current Fellows
Lister Prizes Awarded since 2019
Total Prize Money Awarded since 2019
Lister Summer Studentships funded since 2019

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 younger,  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.

Our History

The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine was founded in 1891 and is one of the UK’s oldest medical charities.

Originally a Research Institute developing, and subsequently producing on a commercial scale, vaccines and antitoxins it has over the years adapted to the changing research environment; always seeking to support research in an innovative way. Take a look at our heritage and find out more about us. Today, from its endowment funds, it is a grant-giving charity whose principal award is the Lister Research Prize Fellowship. The Institute has sought to retain the ‘Lister family’ tradition and remains in touch with all its former and current Fellows.