Conington Prizes

Conington Prize

Conington Prizes are offered for a dissertation on a subject chosen by the writer and approved as appropriate by the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy or the Board of the Faculty of Classics. The value of the Prizes will be about £1,000.

The prize in 2020 will be offered within the field of Ancient Philosophy and Ideas. Applications for permission to offer an intended subject must be submitted by 17 April 2020 to Please send any queries to

Eligibility: general rules. The Prize is open to graduates of the University and to current members of the University. All applicants must, on 1 July 2020 (i) be qualified by examination for a degree of the University; (ii) have completed six years, and have not exceeded fifteen years, from their matriculation (except that graduates whose first degrees are from other universities shall have completed two years, and not exceeded eleven years, from their matriculation); and (iii) be of postdoctoral status, or equivalent.

The Prize may not be awarded twice to the same person. Any previously unsuccessful competitor may resubmit his or her dissertation, or an amended version of it, on not more than two occasions.

The examiners may determine not to award the Prize in any year if no dissertation of sufficient merit is submitted.

Further details about this prize will follow soon.