NERC Impact Awards 2023

The 2023 NERC Impact Awards are now open for entries. The awards aim to champion the positive impact that NERC-funded research and researchers brings to our everyday lives, including our society, economy and environment.

People are at the heart of the science we fund, and the competition has been designed to recognise and celebrate the wide range of people and roles in the environmental science research community who contribute to impactful research and public engagement activities.

Reflecting our growing investment in public engagement, delivering against our Public engagement with research and innovation strategy, we are keen to celebrate economic, societal or environmental impact that was achieved through engaging the public in and with research. This may include for example consultation, co-design, citizen science, exhibitions and events. We encourage entries of this type, and intend to recognise impact that was achieved through public engagement with research through 1 or more of the awards.

Entries can be from individuals or teams, with a separate category for early career researchers. We will make a number of awards, with a top award of £20,000. The deadline to submit an impact case study is midday on 21 April 2023.  The awards will be presented at a ceremony in London in November 2023.

To apply visit: NERC Impact Awards 2023

Please feel free to contact the NERC team if you have any queries, at:

Closing date: 21 Apr 2023