Real Impact Awards

The Real Impact Awards celebrate those in the research community who go above and beyond to make a difference. The Real Impact Awards form part of our commitment to championing research and research practices or processes that can make an impact beyond academia.

In 2019 the Interdisciplinary Research Fund Award was introduced; a natural extension to the Awards, this award acknowledges the interdisciplinary research projects that promote action on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and demonstrate real world impact.


The aim of the awards:

  • Raise the profile of individuals, teams and institutions that are committed to real impact through their research
  • Recognize innovative approaches to achieving real impact
  • Bridge the gap between research and practice by celebrating truly collaborative ways of working
  • Tell the real impact success stories and celebrate those driving the debate


Submissions open 10 August–27 November 2020


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