What are the NERC Impact Awards?
To mark its 50th anniversary, NERC is pleased to announce its inaugural impact awards. The awards will recognise and reward NERC-funded researchers (as individuals or teams), whose work has had substantial impact on the economy, and on society. There are four award categories:
- Economic Impact Award
Recognising research that has achieved exceptional economic benefit.
- Societal Impact Award
Recognising research that has achieved exceptional social, cultural, public policy or service, health, environmental or quality of life benefits.
- International Impact Award
Recognising research that has achieved exceptional economic and/or societal impact outside the UK.
- Early Career Impact Award
Recognising an early career researcher who has achieved exceptional economic and/or societal impact within the UK or internationally.
A winner from one of the four categories will be selected to receive the Overall Impact Award, in recognition of the outstanding impact of their research and the winner of each category will receive £10,000 and the runner-up £5,000, to further the impacts of their research. The Overall Impact Award winner will receive an additional £30,000.
There will be a prize-giving ceremony held in London on the 27th January 2015, which will showcase the researchers, their work and the impact of the science that NERC funds.
How to apply:-
You are able to apply for an award yourself, or you can nominate someone else. However, applicants and nominees must meet a certain criteria, which you can find here.
The closing date for applications is 4pm, Wednesday 10th September 2014.