Congratulations to Dr Sadiah Qureshi from the School of History and Cultures on the award of a Philip Leverhulme Prize for “Modern history of race, empire and science” under the Medieval, Early Modern and Modern History category. Philip Leverhulme Prizes are awarded by the Leverhulme Trust to outstanding scholars who have made a substantial and recognised contribution to their particular field of study, recognised at an international level, and where the expectation is that their greatest achievement is yet to come. 30 Prizes were awarded across the six topics offered. The Prizes commemorate the contribution to the work of the Trust made by Philip Leverhulme, the Third Viscount Leverhulme and grandson of the Founder. The Prize has a value of £70,000, and can be used for any purpose which can advance the Prize holder’s research.

The University has secured only four of the prestigious awards over the last decade, and three of these have been awarded to staff from the School of History and Cultures.

The list of 2012 winners is available on the Trust's website