Panmure House Prize returns for 2024




A worldwide competition celebrating emerging academic leaders who are using pioneering research to benefit society, launches today (27 Feb) in central Edinburgh.

Named after the historic Panmure House, once the residence of the legendary economist Adam Smith, the Panmure House Prize rewards groundbreaking research that contributes to the advancement of long-term thinking and innovation.

It is one of the largest academic prizes offered in the UK, with $75,000 awarded to the Winner to progress further research in the field of social and economic innovation.

Professor Adam Dixon of the Panmure House Prize Judging Panel, welcomed the return of the annual Prize saying: "The Panmure House Prize represents a unique opportunity to celebrate the spirit of inquiry and intellectual curiosity that defines the fields of economics, innovation and business.”

The launch of the Panmure House Prize comes at a pivotal moment, as societies worldwide grapple with complex economic challenges ranging from inequality and sustainability to technological disruption and global governance. By incentivising innovative research and fostering interdisciplinary dialogue, the Prize endeavours to catalyse transformative insights and solutions that address pressing global issues of our time.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Prize which must be submitted by Monday 6 May. Entrants will undergo a rigorous selection process, overseen by a distinguished panel of judges comprising leading scholars and practitioners in the field of economics, business and policy.

Each will be evaluated based on their originality, scholarly rigor, potential impact, and relevance to contemporary economic and societal discourse.

Administered in partnership with FCLTGLOBAL, and supported by Baillie Gifford, the Panmure House Prize was first opened in 2021.

The 2023 Prize was awarded to Dr Joseph Henrich of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. He will be presenting his results at Panmure House in May 2024 and the public will be able to register for the livestream.

Previous winners were Rachelle C Sampson from the University of Maryland and Dr Aravind Ganesh from the University of Calgary. Their results lectures can be viewed on the Panmure House website.

This year’s Prize Winner will be announced in Autumn of 2024.

For more information about the Panmure House Prize, including submission guidelines and key dates, please visit the website.


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