To mark its 50th anniversary, NERC has announced its inaugural Impact Awards.The awards will seek to recognise and reward NERC-funded researchers, as individuals or teams, whose work has had substantial impact on the economy and society. The awards will culminate in a prize-giving ceremony in London on 27 January 2015, showcasing the researchers, their work and the impact of the science that NERC funds.
There will be four award categories:
- Economic Impact Award
- Societal Impact Award
- International Impact Award
- Early Career Impact Award
A winner from one of the four categories 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.