Published on 10 September 2019
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Public health policy: Bennett Institute offers £10,000 prize open to 31-12-2019

Submissions are open for the 2019 Bennett Prospect Prize. Early career researchers and public policy professionals are invited to enter their ideas on the topic of public health for the £10,000 prize. Final entries must be in by the 31st of December 2019.

The £10,000 annual prize explores creative and generative solutions to a pressing public policy question of our age. It is organised in partnership with Prospect Magazine.

This year’s question asks: ‘Which single public health intervention would be most effective in the UK?’ 

Essays and films are invited addressing any of the major public health concerns in the UK today. This could include inequalities in life and healthy life expectancy, smoking, air pollution, childhood obesity, mental health, and anti-microbial resistance.

The judging panel will include the co-directors of the Bennett Institute political scientist Professor Michael Kenny and economist Professor Diane Coyle, the editor of Prospect Magazine Tom Clark, and the Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at the University of Cambridge Professor Dame Theresa Marteau.

Theresa Marteau commented: “The Bennett Institute is an interdisciplinary policy research organisation, and as such the judging panel welcomes all innovative ideas from any discipline with the potential to have a real impact on population health across the UK.  This is a fantastic opportunity to both celebrate and support the wealth of early career policy research taking place across the UK and beyond.”

The prize is open for submissions until 31 December 2019 for early career researchers and policy professionals of any nationality, with winners to be announced in Spring 2020. 

For more information on how to apply visit:

The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy.

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