The Rank Prize Funds

The Rank Prize Funds is a charitable organisation which seeks to recognise excellence in specific fields of research and reward innovators for their dedication and outstanding contribution. Charity no. 1183866. Company no. 11675628.
 


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CORONAVIRUS: COVID 19
 
Up-to-date information on our response to COVID-19 is available here
 
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APPLICATIONS OPEN: PhD STUDENTSHIP IN NUTRITION 2021
 
 Applications from supervisors are invited for the Rank Prize Funds PhD Studentship in Human Nutrition 2021. 
 
For details of the scheme and how to apply, click here.
 
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NUTRITION COMMITTEE NEWS: PROFESSOR MALCOLM BENNETT ELECTED TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY
 
We are delighted to announce that Professor Malcolm Bennett has been elected to the Royal Society. 
 
Click here to read more.  

 
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The Funds have as their objectives the advancement and promotion for the public benefit of knowledge, education and learning in all or any of the following sciences:

  • NUTRITION FUND (Human and Animal Nutrition and Crop Husbandry)   
    • Crop husbandry
    • Human nutrition
    • Animal nutrition (as distinct from animal husbandry)
  • OPTOELECTRONICS FUND

    • The inter-face between optics and electronics and closely related phenomena.

The Funds were established by the late Lord Rank on the 16th February 1972, shortly before his death in March of that year.  Lady Rank died in 1971.

The Rank Prize

The Rank Prize is awarded every two years. The Prize acknowledges those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the sciences of human and animal nutrition or crop husbandry, on the one hand, and optoelectronics, on the other, where an initial idea has been carried through to practical applications that have, or will, demonstrably benefit humanity. 

The trustees are advised by two committees of eminent scientists and academics who, either directly or through their extensive contacts, are fully aware of developments in the two areas of science with which the Funds are involved. The trustees make decisions based on the advice that they receive from the committees. The chairs of the two committees are also trustees. 

Other Schemes

Alongside the Rank Prize, the funds run a number of schemes in the the fields of Nutrition and Optoelectronics. Please see the Schemes menu for further information.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide funding outside these schemes, and unsolicited appeals cannot be considered. 

Our normal office hours are 8am-4.30pm Monday to Thursday.