Nominations Sought

The Bernard and Joan Marshall Research Prizes are awarded annually for outstanding researchers. The prizes are supported by an endowment to the Society by the late Bernard and Joan Marshall.

The Prizes

The prize is intended to reward excellence in research in any area of cardiovascular biology or medicine.

Prizes, together with commemorative plaques, will be presented during the BSCR Autumn Meeting dinner.


There are no citizenship restrictions and applications are welcome from academia and the pharmaceutical industry. Applicants must be members of the BSCR (you can apply for membership online). Previous winners of Marshall Prizes may not re-apply.
The Research Excellence Prize is for established independent investigators. Candidates are eligible to apply if they received their higher degree no more than 15 years before May 31st of the year in which the prize is awarded (excluding any career breaks).

Payment of each prize is contingent on the winner presenting a talk at that year's BSCR Autumn Meeting and submitting a short article describing their research interests and their award-winning work (of between 1500 and 3000 words) for publication in the BSCR Bulletin.


Please email the following four items as a single pdf attachment to the Secretary of the BSCR (Dr David Grieve):

It is expected that the applicants will have taken a major role in the work, and will be either first or senior author of the paper submitted for review.

The deadline for submission is May 31st of the award year.

Please note that any unpublished material presented will be treated with the strictest confidence, and that the material, whether unpublished or not, will not be published by the British Society for Cardiovascular Research, meaning that no copyright issues should arise as a consequence of entering the competition.

Judging and Announcement of Winners

For the Research Excellence Prize, the Committee of the Society will select the winner during June each year, and the winners will be contacted at the beginning of July in good time for them to make arrangements to attend the BSCR Autumn Meeting.