NERC 2018 Impact Awards – Call Open Now

NERC are pleased to invite applications for the 2018 Impact Awards. The awards will celebrate and reward NERC-funded researchers, as individuals or teams, whose work has had substantial impact on the economy and society either in the UK or abroad.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony in London, late 2018. The event will showcase the researchers, their work and the impact of the science that NERC funds.

NERC invite you to submit under one of the following three categories:

  • Economic Impact Award
    Recognising research that has led to demonstrable economic benefit.
  • Societal Impact Award
    Recognising research that has achieved demonstrable social, cultural, public policy or service, health, environmental or quality of life benefits.
  • Early Career Impact Award
    Recognising an early career researcher who has achieved demonstrable economic and/or societal impact.

The winner from one of the three categories judged to have had the greatest impact will be selected to receive the Overall Impact Award.

The winner of each category will receive £10,000 and the runner-up £5,000, to further the impacts of their research. The Overall Impact Award winner will receive an additional £30,000.

The last round of Impact Awards was held in 2015. View the 2015 winners and runners up.


The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 21 May 2018.

Visit for more information, the application guidelines and application form. 


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