Timetable for Neville Butler Memorial Prize announced

21 October 2008

The remarkable contribution to longitudinal research made by the late Professor Neville Butler is to be marked by two major new initiatives.

Professor Butler’s life and work will be commemorated by an important new writing award for early-career researchers and a memorial lecture. These practical tributes to the founder of the 1958 and 1970 cohort studies are being organised by CLS and Longview, the independent think tank that promotes longitudinal research in the UK. They are being funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and from money raised by Professor Butler’s many friends and admirers.

The Memorial Prize Call for proposals will open on 8th October 2008; the Call closes on 31st December 2008. Prize winners will be announced in late January 2009, with the award ceremony being held at a venue to be confirmed as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science on 5th March 2009.

For further information, visit the ESRC website.