Rank Prize Funds

The Funds were established by the late Lord Rank on the 16th February 1972, shortly before his death in March of that year. Lady Rank died in 1971.

There are two Funds, the Nutrition Fund and the Optoelectronics Fund, encompassing the two sciences that reflect the business interests of the late Lord Rank through his connection with the flour milling and cinema and electronics industries.

Objectives and Aims

The Funds have as their objectives the advancement and promotion for the public benefit of knowledge, education and learning in all or any of the following sciences:

  • NUTRITION FUND (Human and Animal Nutrition and Crop Husbandry)

Crop husbandry

Human nutrition

Animal nutrition (as distinct from animal husbandry)



The inter-face between optics and electronics and nearly related phenomena


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