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.


2019 travel awards and studentship announced. See links below for details

Nobel Prize 2018 Click here

2018 Rank Prizes    click here

Post Graduate Studentships 2019 -    click here

NEW- Applications invited for Vacation Studentships
- click here 

 NEW- Applications invited for Nutrition Committee Travel Awards - click here 

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)

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.

How the Funds operate

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 chairmen of the two committees are also trustees.


Our Normal Office hours are 8am-4pm Monday to Thursday.