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Submissions open for Research Engagement and Impact Awards

Research Engagement and Impact Awards

There is still time to enter the 2017 Research Engagement and Impact Awards.

TestThe University of Reading is committed to supporting our researchers to engage with public and professional audiences to ensure that our research contributes to global debates and benefits the economic and social life of UK, including Reading and the surrounding area. This might be through public engagement with research, knowledge exchange with local communities, business and other organisations, or contribution to local and national policy debates.

The 2017 Research Engagement and Impact Awards will recognise and reward those who undertake high-quality engagement and impact activities, and/or have supported the work of others in this area. Entrants can be at any level in their careers and activities of any scale are welcome.

Professor Steve Mithen said: “We want to celebrate and reward the great work on research engagement already going on around the University. And we also want to provide inspiration and spark ideas that could help take your research up to the next level.”

Awards will be made, across five categories, for excellent work that aims to:

  • Inspire: for work to engage children and young people with research. 
  • Inform: for work to find effective ways of informing the public about research to increase its accessibility, and to listen to their views about research. 
  • Influence: for work with policy or professional/practitioner audiences at local, national or international level to ensure that research influences the way they think about their work. 
  • Involve: for work to encourage public participation in research by involving people as researchers (e.g. citizen science) or collaborative research partnerships with external organisations or industry partners, including knowledge exchange. 
  • Embark: any engagement work by an early-career researcher.

How to enter

Entries can be made by individuals or groups and is by one simple entry form. 

Download the entry form>>>

Entries must be received by 12.00pm Friday 5 May.

Guidelines for applicants are also available and can be downloaded here

Up to five winning entries will be invited to showcase their projects and receive recognition for their achievements at the Research Engagement Awards ceremony which will take place on Wednesday 28 June 2017. 

The Awards process will be coordinated by the Research Communications and Engagement team, with the support of colleagues across the University, and overseen by the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Professor Steve Mithen. 

Key dates

  • Friday 5 May 2017 (12 noon): closing date for entries
  • 1 June 2017: all entrants informed of decision
  • Weds 28 June 2017: Awards ceremony.

For further information please contact Caroline Knowles, Head of Research Communications and Engagement. 

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