ESRC’s Celebrating Impact Prize now open

Closing date 16 February 2023 at 4pm

The ESRC is pleased to launch the 2023 Celebrating Impact Prize. This is an annual opportunity to recognise and reward the ESRC-supported researchers who have created or enabled outstanding impact.

The prize is open to current and previous ESRC-supported researchers, including doctoral students. There are 5 competition categories this year:

  • outstanding business and enterprise impact
  • outstanding early career impact
  • outstanding international impact
  • outstanding public policy impact
  • outstanding societal impact

The finalists in all categories will have an opportunity to attend media training and have a film professionally made about their work and impact. Winners are awarded £10,000 to spend on further knowledge exchange, public engagement or other impact related activities. Winners are announced at a high-profile awards ceremony.

Key dates:

  • applications open: 6 December 2022
  • applications close: 16 February 2023 at 4:00pm (Greenwich Mean Time)
  • interviews for shortlisted candidates: 9 to 11 May 2023
  • media training for finalists: week commencing 26 June and 3 July 2023
  • awards ceremony: 15 November 2023

Click here for further details on how to apply

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