Real Impact Awards
Shine a light on your research
Now in their third year, the Real Impact Awards celebrate those in the research community who go above and beyond to make a difference.
You've told us you're under pressure from funders and policymakers to demonstrate the provable benefits of your research; 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 we introduced the Interdisciplinary Research Fund Award to the mix; 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
- Recognise 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
Meet our 2020 Real Impact Award winners
All previous winners and shortlisted entries have had their impact stories celebrated within our Real impact showcase book, which you can view online or download as a PDF.
The book tells the stories of the research community who have committed to impact and are on a journey to make a significant difference to our communities, societies, cities and world at large. This is just one of the ways we wanted to show our appreciation for their outstanding contributions to the research community and beyond.
Terms & Conditions – Real Impact Awards 2020
The Real Impact Awards are open to residents of any country (proof of address may be required) excluding (a) anyone connected in a professional capacity with the Awards and that person’s immediate family members, and (b) employees and contractors of Emerald Publishing Limited (Emerald) and its affiliates. Entrants must be aged 18 years or older.
Entry implies acceptance of these terms and conditions, and any amendments to them, which are final and binding in all respects. Emerald reserves the right to disqualify any entrant from the Real Impact Awards if, in its sole judgement, the entrant has not complied with these terms and conditions, has tampered with the operation of the Award criteria, or has engaged in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Emerald, the Real Impact Awards, or any other entrant.
There are three Real Impact Awards to be won (the “Prize”), in the following categories i) Driving the Impact Agenda ii) Mobilising Research into Action iii) Library Commitment to Uncovering Real Impact iv) Interdisciplinary Research Fund Award. Within each category there will be one Individual winner and one Team/Institution winner. The prize for each category consists of:
- a winners’ certificate
- a winners’ trophy
- an invite to an awards celebration in Leeds, UK (Feb
- their impact commitment celebrated within our Real Impact Awards Showcase Book
All those shortlisted in each category will also have their impact commitment celebrated through a case study written by our specialist editors. Each case study will form part of our Real Impact Awards Showcase book which will awarded to each shortlisted nominee. Participation in the Awards requires internet access to be able to access the nomination forms for each category and to submit.
The prize may not be transferred or substituted, except that Emerald may, at its sole discretion, substitute any prize won with a prize of equal or greater value. Any unclaimed prize remains the property of Emerald.
Opening/Closing Date and Time
The Real Impact Awards opens to entries 10 August 2020 and closes at 23.59 on 27 November 2020 (UK GMT) (the “Prize Period”).
How to Enter
To enter, entrants must visit emerald.com/impactawards to access and complete their chosen category nomination form and submit the entry during the Prize Period.
In the event of any dispute, all submitted entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the person whose details are completed on the entry form. Entry to the Real Impact Awards can be by nominating yourself, your team or the institution at which you are based. You may nominate for as many categories as you wish but you must complete a separate nomination for each category. You can also make more than one nomination to a single category, as long as entries are distinctive and unrelated. If you are self-nominating, then you must include a letter of reference with your submission.
Emerald will only accept entries that are completed and submitted in the format designated. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. Duplicate entries are not permitted and will be disregarded.
Our Impact Advisory Board, a board of primary stakeholders in impact, will review and judge all nominations, alongside the Publishing Director of Emerald Publishing, based on the judging criteria outlined for each category at emerald.com/impactawards.
All those shortlisted will be notified by email using the contact details provided on the entry form by 26 February 2021 (“Notification”).
If a selected winner (or any substitute winner) is ineligible, cannot be reached, or fails to claim their Prize within ten (10) days of receiving the Notification, that winner (or substitute winner) will forfeit the Prize and it will be awarded to a substitute winner. If, having attempted to contact a winner and a substitute winner, Emerald is unable to award a Prize, Emerald reserves the right to consider the Prize unclaimed.
This process is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Non winners will be notified via e-mail. The name of the winner and their county of residence will be provided on receipt of a written request sent to [email protected].
By accepting a Prize, entrants understand that we will use their name, job title, organisation and county of residence in connection with this Prize without payment, except where prohibited by law.
(a) Promoter: Emerald Publishing Limited (03080506), Howard House, Bingley BD16 1WA is the promoter of the Real Impact Awards.
(b) Waiver of Liability: Emerald will not be responsible or liable for: (i) any failure to receive entries due to conditions beyond its reasonable control; (ii) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (iii) any disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond its reasonable control; or (iv) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Real Impact Awards.
(c) General Release: By entering the Real Impact Awards you release Emerald, relevant third parties, and each of their respective affiliated companies, directors, officers, employees, representatives and agencies, from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Awards or with the acceptance, possession, or use of the Prize, except as prohibited by law.
(e) Amendment: To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Emerald reserves the right to change these rules or cancel the Real Impact Awards at any time, in its sole discretion.
(f) Copyright: The Real Impact Awards and all accompanying materials are copyright protected by Emerald and its affiliates. All rights reserved.