The Peter Townsend Prize, worth £2000, is awarded biennially for outstanding work with policy relevance on a topic to which Townsend made a major contribution.

Eligible nominations can be for a published work with policy relevance and academic merit on poverty and inequality; ageing and the lives of older people; disability and inequalities in health. The nominated work must have been published within five years of the closing date for nominations, be available in English and the author must be a habitual resident of the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. An article, a book in more than one volume, or a series of closely related articles will count as a single work. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

The Peter Townsend Prize is now open for applications. Submissions close 31 January 2019.


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