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The ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize is an annual opportunity to recognise and reward ESRC-funded researchers who’ve created or enabled outstanding impact from social science research.  The prize has been running since 2013 and applications for 2019 are now open until 4pm on 8 January 2019.  The ESRC says; "The prize celebrates researchers at all career stages whose actions have supported changes in practice, thinking or capacity that create a positive impact in our society, economy and in our lives, both here in the UK and internationally".

In her blog post, Poppy Leeder, Communications Manager at ESRC, talks about the Celebrating Impact Prize and looks at what the most successful applications have in common. She highlights two key questions for applicants to ask: what has changed because of what you've done? and what evidence do you have?

NIBS Co-Investigator, John Gathergood was a finalist in 2017 in the 'Outstanding Impact in Public Policy' category, with his research on price cap protection against costly payday loans.  His research for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) led to a price cap for payday loans which has protected more than four million payday loan customers from extortionate interest fees.  You can read more about John's research on the ESRC website.

If you would like to submit your research for the 2019 Celebrating Impact Prize, you can find the application guidelines and online application form on the ESRC website.

Posted on Monday 10th December 2018

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