The Science of Risk Research Prize

We're looking for the very best research from academics in the UK. Win up to £5,000 by entering your research into our competition.

We are constantly striving to better understand the world around us so that we can manage and mitigate risks and make sure that our insurance pricing fairly reflects the risks posed by various sectors or perils. 


Lloyd's is the world's specialist insurance market where cover is provided for a wide range of risks.

We help individuals and companies manage risks ranging from property damage to third-party liability. To help us better understand these risks, it's important for us to keep track of academic research in a variety of fields.

More about Lloyd's and the types of things we insure

We believe that our industry has some technical challenges that should be very interesting to academics around the world. These include better understanding the impact and management of climate change, the use of cutting-edge mathematics in modelling and the understanding of the benefits and risks of nanotechnology.

Risk categories

Entries for the 2014 Science of Risk Prize will be accepted under the categories of climate change and natural hazards.


  • We are offering prizes of £5,000 for the best research paper in each category.
  • A prize of £1,00 for best runner-up in each category will also be awarded.
  • An awards dinner in Lloyd’s historic Adam Room will be held for the category winners and runners up. 
  • The winners are expected to present their work at a conference at Lloyd’s prior to the awards dinner. All entrants including shortlisted entrants are also encouraged to show their work on A1 portrait posters which will be shown at the event.
  • Attendance at the dinner and conference is expected for all those receiving monetary prizes.  
  • We are keen to receive entries from researchers at every level in their career. So our competition is open to PhD students as well as qualified Post Doctoral research staff.
  • You must be either working in a university department or at a government (owned or part-funded) research organisation.
  • Find out more in the Science of Risk Prize information booklet.


Terms and conditions

See photos of last year's Science of Risk Research Prize winners:


Enter now

Entries for the Science of Risk Prize are now open.

Submit your entry

Entries close 26 September 2014.

2014 Science of Risk booklet

Find out all you need to know about the Science of Risk prize.

Science of Risk booklet

2013 winners