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Research Engagement and Impact Awards 2020 are open for applications

Colour photograph of 2018 Research Engagement and Impact Award winners


The Awards recognise and reward individuals at the University who undertake or support high-quality engagement and impact activities. Entrants can be at any level in their careers, and activities of any scale are welcome. Research engagement and impact takes many forms and we encourage applications from all research themes and associated functions across the University.

To apply, simply complete this online form by 17:00 on 12 February 2020.

Your engagement or impact project may be a one-off activity or an ongoing series but must have taken place in the last two years (i.e. since March 2018).

Its aim may have been to inspire or inform people, young and old, about research and make it more accessible, through innovative events, exhibitions, or interactive teaching materials, or an activity that involves non-specialists in the design or development of the research, by working with or within communities or in partnership with other organisations, for example patient panels, public consultations, social research, citizen science, or it could be a collaborative research partnership with an organisation/s beyond academia for knowledge exchange or to influence local, national or international audiences to bring about positive change in policy or practice. In light of the new University strategy, this year, we particularly encourage applications relating to local and community engagement in Reading and the surrounding areas.

If you are unsure whether your project is suitable, please contact the Research Communications team for advice by emailing Caroline Cross.

Read more about previously shortlisted projects and download the guidelines and eligibility criteria.

Applicants shortlisted for an award will showcase their projects at an Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 13 May 2020. The event will be open to all staff.

The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony and one of the awards will be made to an early career researcher.


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