ESRC-funded researchers invited to apply for Celebrating Impact Prize
Article dated: 24 October 2013
It is time to apply for the second annual ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize, set to be awarded in June 2014.
The prize is an annual opportunity to recognise and reward the successes of ESRC-funded researchers who have achieved, or are currently achieving, outstanding economic and/or societal impacts. This year, applications are welcome from any current or previously ESRC-funded projects, including those funded before 2008.
Economic and societal impact is the demonstrable contribution that excellent social and economic research makes to society and the economy, of benefit to individuals, organisations and national and international communities.
Research impact embraces all the diverse ways that research-related skills benefit individuals, organisations and nations. These include:
Researchers are invited to apply for Celebrating Impact prizes in six categories:
The 2014 prize ceremony will take place in London during the week of 2 June 2014. A prize of £10,000 will be awarded to the winners of each category, with a further £10,000 for the department with the Impact Champion of the Year. In addition, a prize of £5000 will be awarded to the runners up in each category.
The application deadline is 22 November 2013.