New research impact awards launched

The University is signalling its commitment to research impact by establishing the Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Awards.

The new Awards open for nominations today, Monday 16 February, and will remain open until noon on Monday 16 March.

Prizes will reward individuals or research teams whose work has brought about change in society, the economy, culture, public policy or services, healthcare, the environment, or quality of life.

Launching the new Awards, Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands said: “The positive contribution we make outside academia is crucial to the long-term sustainability of our University. The Awards will celebrate this contribution by recognising some of our most successful innovators from all faculties. I very much look forward to seeing new examples of impact that will shape the future and reinforce the University’s high standing as a place where innovation happens.”

The prizes of £2,500 each will be awarded in four categories:

  • Medicine and Biological Sciences
  • Engineering & Physical Sciences and Environmental Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities

Winning researchers must use the money to help increase the impact of their research even further.

Download further details and a nomination form.

Read a selection of Leeds research impact case studies from our REF2014 submission.

Banner picture shows Dr Georgia Mavria, Senior Translational Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine and Health

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