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ESRC Names 2020 Finalists for Celebrating Impact Prize

Posted On: 22 Oct 2020   |   Posted By: Social Science Space

ESRC Names 2020 Finalists for Celebrating Impact Prize

Britain's Economic and Social Research Council has named nine professors and two teams of researchers as finalists in its Celebrating Impact Prize 2020. Now in its eighth year, the prize celebrates the success of ESRC-funded researchers in achieving and enabling outstanding economic or societal impact from excellent research. The ESRC is the UK's largest funder of research on the social and economic questions.
The work being recognized ranges from strengthening evidence used in crafting public policy, designing prisons to improve outcomes for female offenders, and insuring poor farmers in Uganda. All finalists receive £10,000 to spend on further knowledge exchange, public engagement or other communications activities and will have a film made about their work and its impact.
“This is an excellent opportunity,” said professor Jennifer Rubin, the ESRC's executive chair, “for the UK's world-leading economists and social scientists to be recognized for how their work improves lives for a wide range of people...

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