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22 October - 13 November
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ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2022

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What’s on offer?

YouTube live stream of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 2022 Celebrating Impact Prize awards ceremony, taking place at the Royal Society in London. We’ll be screening short (four-minute) films showcasing the work for which each finalist has been shortlisted and announcing the winners in each category.

What’s it about?

The awards celebrate social scientists that ESRC has funded whose work has helped change society, the economy and people’s lives. You will be able to hear about their research and the profound impact it is having on government, businesses, charities and people, within the UK and beyond.

In 2022 we are celebrating the 10th anniversary and will be awarding prizes for:

  • Outstanding Business & Enterprise Impact
  • Outstanding Early Career Impact
  • Outstanding International Impact
  • Outstanding Public Policy Impact
  • Outstanding Societal Impact
  • The John Hills Impact Prize 2022 (recognising a social scientist whose work has led to positive, lasting and profound changes in the quality of the lives of a significant number of people over a sustained period).

Project topics covered by this year’s final include optimising citizens’ electoral experiences, the psychological impact of Covid 19, domestic abuse policy and practice, and how we can encourage citizens to protect our seas and oceans, among others. You can find full details of this year’s finalists and watch films from previous years on the ESRC website.

The live stream will be available on the day of the event on ESRC’s YouTube channel. If you’d like us to send you the live stream link please pre-register and we’ll do so.

Who’s leading the event?

Professor Alison Park, ESRC Interim Executive Chair

Open to

Everyone is welcome to watch the live stream of the ceremony. In-person attendance is by invitation only.

Of particular interest to

Those who use findings from academic research as part of their job, who have an interest in one of the topic areas explored by this year’s finalists, or who are rooting for one of our finalists to win!