The ESRC 2014 Celebrating Impact Prize is an opportunity to celebrate and recognise outstanding social and economic impacts achieved by ESRC-funded researchers, and applications are welcome from any current or previously ESRC-funded projects, including those funded before 2008.

There are six categories for the prize. Winners in each category will receive £10,000 to spend, at their discretion, towards furthering knowledge exchange, public engagement or other communications activities to promote the impact of their research. Runners-up in each category will receive £5,000.

The categories are:

Outstanding Impact in Business – research which has generated business impact through successful knowledge exchange and engagement

Outstanding Impact in Public Policy – research that has contributed to the development of UK public policy, at the local, regional or national government level

Outstanding Impact in Society – research that has made a contribution benefitting society more widely or a specific group of the public

Outstanding International Impact – research that has achieved impact at an international level in business, policy or societal issues

Outstanding Early Career Impact – student researchers who have achieved or show potential in achieving outstanding impacts in any of the above categories

Impact Champion of the Year – a nominated individual who has a significant personal track record in knowledge exchange and supporting and enabling impact.

More information about the prize, including application forms and videos from last year’s winners, are available online here.

Applications close at 16.00 on 22 November 2013.

If you have any questions regarding the prize, get in touch with

Posted on behalf of Aaron Boardley, Communications Officer, Economic and Social Research Council