“Having this fantastic, flexible pot of funding to plough into something that’s new, relatively risky, and under-appreciated is incredible. It’s a big research challenge we’ve taken on, but if we’re right, then it opens up lots of new opportunities. I think the Committee shared in my excitement about that.”
Dr Hayley Sharpe, Babraham Institute,
“The award transformed our overall research programme. Most importantly, aspects of the proposal had previously been rejected by other funding bodies for being “too risky” – the Lister’s investment provided us with evidence that other funders had confidence in the strategy and enabled us to generate proof-of-principle data that subsequently encouraged research council investment in this approach.”
Dr Robin May, University of Birmingham, 2010 Fellow
If you have any questions over your eligibility for a Lister Institute research prize then please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
If you believe that the receipt of a Prize would make a real difference to you and your research then please find out more
about how to apply for a Lister Prize fellowship.
“I had only started my own independent group 18 months before the application deadline, but more importantly I was on maternity leave with my twin babies at home and the COVID-19 pandemic was wreaking havoc. However, I was motivated to put in an application because I knew that Lister funds people at an early stage in their career – just like myself.”
Dr Stineke van Houte, University of Exeter, 2021 Fellow
“In addition to the award itself, the yearly Lister research meeting that brings together past and present fellows is a great opportunity to hear about an outstanding breadth of biomedical research covering a diverse array of topics in the life and medical sciences.”
Dr Josef Kittler, University College London, 2010 Fellow
The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) non-commercial Partner. This means the studies that we fund may be eligible to access the NIHR Study Support Service which is provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network. The NIHR Clinical Research Network can now support health and social care research taking place in non-NHS settings, such as studies running in care homes or hospices, or public health research taking place in schools and other community settings. Read the full policy: Eligibility Criteria for NIHR Clinical Research Network Support. (.PDF)
In partnership with your local R&D office, we encourage you to involve your local NIHR Clinical Research Network team in discussions as early as possible when planning your study. This will enable you to fully benefit from the support available through the NIHR Study Support Service. Find out more about the Study Support Service.
If your study involves NHS sites in England you will need to apply for Health Research Authority Approval. Guidance on submitting an application.