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The MPLS Division requests nominations for the fifth annual Impact Awards. The awards aim to foster and raise awareness of impact by rewarding it at a local level, and prepare the ground for the impact case studies that will be needed for REF 2021, and future similar exercises.

Awards are presented at the MPLS Winter Reception, with a pay award of £1,000 (minus taxes) made to the individual. 

There are four categories of award:

Category 1: To recognise researchers at any career stage for research that has had significant commercial (economic) impact since 1 August 2013.

Category 2: To recognise researchers at any career stage for research that has had significant non-commercial impact since 1 August 2013.

Category 3: To recognise Early Career Researchers independent engagement with external organisations or end-users, as laying the foundations for future impactful research.

Category 4: To recognise researchers at any career stage who have achieved significant impact since 1 August 2013 through high-quality public engagement with research activities.


Please refer to the guidance document for further information.

Nominations should be submitted to Dr Lizzie Peachey (Assistant Registrar - Planning & Research Impact) at by 12 noon on Monday 8 January 2018.

If you would like to discuss a nomination under the Public Engagement with Research category, please feel free to contact me.