Celebrating Impact Prize


The Celebrating Impact Prize is our annual opportunity to recognise and reward ESRC-funded researchers who’ve created or enabled outstanding impact from social science research.

We celebrate 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.

The 2019 Celebrating Impact Prize is now closed for applications

All finalists have a film professionally made about their work and its impact, and winners are awarded £10,000 to spend on further knowledge exchange, public engagement or other impact related activities.

  • Find out more about previous winners, their impacts and what winning the prize has meant to them.

Celebrating Impact Prize 2019

Find out more about the Prize and how to apply

What is impact?

Impact helps to demonstrate that social science is important.