ESRC 2016 Celebrating Impact Prize Call

esrc_logoNow in its fourth year, the Celebrating Impact Prize is an annual opportunity to recognise and reward ESRC-funded researchers who are currently achieving or have achieved outstanding societal and economic impacts. It commemorates outstanding ESRC research and success in collaborative working, engagement, interdisciplinary projects, partnerships, and knowledge exchange activities that have led to significant impact.

The 2016 Celebrating Impact Prize has six categories, each representing areas covered by the ESRC:

  • Outstanding Impact in Business
  • Outstanding Impact in Public Policy
  • Outstanding Impact in Society
  • Outstanding International Impact
  • Outstanding Early Career Impact
  • Impact Champion

Individual winners in each category will receive the cash value of £10,000 to further support their research or further impact activities. Winners are also invited to attend a prestigious ceremony in June 2016 to join a group of world-leading researchers and policy makers collectively championing the key role research plays in tackling global challenges and moulding society.

ESRC particularly welcome interdisciplinary projects, impacts from institutions submitting for the first time,  and projects involving the use of big data resources or infrastructure.

The call for applicants closes Friday 29th January 2016 at 3pm.

Further details on impact case studies, previous Winners, their research, FAQs and the ceremony may be found here. Interested parties can submit their work for consideration via the ESRC forms on impact prize page

For further information please contact:

ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize team


Telephone: 01793 414697