All eligible applications are initially assessed for eligibility against the eligibility criteria and then reviewed by academics knowledgeable of the broad subject areas covered by the Thouron Award. Following this pre-selection stage, the Chair and Deputy Chair of the U.K. Thouron Award selection committee short-list candidates for interview. The selection committee is made up of past Thouron Scholars from the U.K. and U.S., together with Thouron family members.