Emerging Leaders Prize

Pain Research

Emerging Leaders Prize for Pain Research

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The application process is now closed, and we will not be accepting any further submissions for the 2020 Emerging Leaders Prize.


The Emerging Leaders Prize is intended to celebrate the achievements of outstanding researchers who have made an impact in their field and demonstrated their potential to be a research leader of the future.


  • Deadline for Submission: 12:00 Wednesday 27 May 2020
  • Interview: Tuesday 15 September 2020
  • Funding Decision: October 2020
  • Feedback on funding decision: October 2020
  • Prize Giving Event: Wednesday 25 November 2020

Expert Panel

Applications will be reviewed by an expert panel, made up of core panel members with experience in assessing career development and fellowship awards, and specialist members with experience in pain research. The Panel is chaired by one of our Trustees, Prof Danny Altmann, Imperial College London:

  • Professor Kim Graham, Cardiff University
  • Professor Jane Armitage, University of Oxford
  • Professor Mandy MacLean, University of Strathclyde
  • Professor Federica Marelli-Berg, Queen Mary University of London
  • Professor Magnus Rattray, University of Manchester
  • Professor Eileen Joyce, University College London
  • Professor David Dockrell, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Neil Hanley, University of Manchester
  • Professor Waljit Dhillo, Imperial College London
  • Professor Irene Tracey, University of Oxford
  • Professor Maria Fitzgerald, University College London
  • Professor Christopher Eccleston, University of Bath
  • Professor David Walsh, University of Nottingham
  • Professor Candida McCabe, University of West of England
  • Professor Blair Smith, University of Dundee
  • Professor Stephen McMahon, King's College London


Any queries on the prize, competition, application process, or eligibility should be addressed to or 020 7250 8216.

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