Wheeler Institute PhD Award

Our annual PhD award is a prestigious recognition of cutting-edge research that highlights the merit of the individual PhD student’s academic focus. The award identifies and celebrates research at the intersection of business and development that can have a ‘real world’ impact, particularly in developing countries.

This call is open to all PhD students at London Business School whose research is aligned to the Institute’s objectives. We will award £15,000 for academic excellence that can be a force for good. Learn more about the joint recipients of our 2021 PhD Award – Diego Kaenzig and Shikhar Singla.

Application deadline is Monday 13 June, 16:59 BST.

Assessment criteria

Checklist for submission

  • Complete the PhD award application form
  • Submit your academic CV, listing publications, presentations, awards, or any other qualifications that are relevant to the award
  • Send a letter of support written by your supervisor


Please contact us at wibdresearch@london.edu if you have any questions.

Research support from the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development

A primary objective of the Wheeler Institute is to stimulate and support research at the intersection of business and development, with a particular emphasis on research in the developing world. In addition to our PhD award, we also offer research support including a biannual call for proposals and access to our pre-doctoral research assistant programme. Visit our research portfolio to learn more.


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