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The ESRC John Hills Impact Prize 2022

Published/Broadcast 10 March 2022

The Economic and Social Research Council opened the call for its prestigious Celebrating Impact Prize. This is an annual opportunity to recognise and reward ESRC-supported researchers who have created or enabled outstanding impact. Among other categories, the ESRC will be awarding a special prize in memory of the late Professor Sir John Hills who is remembered across the social science and policy community for his leadership and contribution to social policy, especially in relation to poverty and inequality.

This category will recognise a social scientist (either self-nominated or nominated by a third party) whose work demonstrates how the economic and social sciences benefit wider society and who has encouraged or facilitated positive, lasting and profound changes in the quality of the lives of a significant number of people over a sustained period.

The finalist will have a film professionally made about their work and impact, and the winner is awarded £10,000 to spend on further knowledge exchange, public engagement or other impact related activities. The winner is announced at a high-profile awards ceremony.

Applications close: 16:00 UK time 17 March 2022

For more information on eligibility, closing dates, how to apply to the call and assessment criteria, please visit the ESRC website.