The ESRC is the UK’s largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues, and is committed to supporting independent, high quality research which has an impact on business, the public sector and the third sector. The ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of ESRC-funded researchers. This year’s winners and runners up were announced at an awards ceremony held at The Royal Society in London on 5 June 2014.
The applications were judged by a panel of experts from business, academia and the public sector. Shortlisted entrants were invited to attend an interview, with a user of their research, to further demonstrate to the panel their role in achieving outstanding research impact. The winners each received a trophy and £10,000 to promote the economic and social impacts of their research. Second prize winners received £5,000, also to invest in impact activities.
There were five main categories in the prize, in addition to a Lifetime Achievement Award which can be viewed here, along with the full list of the prize winners.