Bernard and Joan Marshall Research Prizes

The Bernard and Joan Marshall Research Prizes are awarded annually for outstanding research by young scientists.

The Prize

The prizes are intended to reward excellence in research in any area of cardiovascular biology or medicine. For the Bernard and Joan Marshall Young Investigator Prize, £2500 will be awarded together with a commemorative paque. This 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 Young Investigator Prize is open to students and post-docs who are within 3 years of the award of their PhD, DPhil or MD (excluding any career breaks). Applicants should have received their higher degree from a UK institution and/or be currently working as a post-doc within the UK. They must be a member of the BSCR at the time of applying for the award.

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Please note that any unpublished material presented will be treated with the strictest confidence, and that the material, whether unpublished or not, will not be published by the British Society for Cardiovascular Research, meaning that no copyright issues should arise as a consequence of entering the competition.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

The Committee of the Society will select the best three applications during June each year. The selected applicants will be asked to make short competitive presentations at the BSCR Autumn Meeting and the winner will be selected by a judging panel.