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Welcome to the Parkes Foundation


The Foundation

The Parkes Foundation exists as an independent grant-making charity, providing funds to help postgraduate students undertaking research in the interdisciplinary field of biosocial science, and organising Workshops on related topics, and the publication of the proceedings.


Sir Alan S. Parkes, FRS (1900-1990)


Student Grants

Each year, the foundation considers awarding around 6-8 small grants (maximum £1000 each) and 1 PhD grant (maximum £3000) to help Masters and PhD students conduct research.

The list of Parkes Foundation Grant awardees for 2021 is now released. [see details]

Information for 2022 grant applications will be announced in February 2022 and the application process will open in March 2022.


The Geoffrey Harrison Prize Lecture 2021

Professor Geoffrey A. Harrison (1927-2017)

The 2021 Geoffrey Harrison Prize lecture will be given by Professor Alan Dangour, Professor in Food and Nutrition for Global Health and Director of the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Details to be confirmed.

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