Call for Nominations: the Institute of Policy and Engagement Awards


November 5th, 2021

The annual Nottingham Engaged conference is taking place on Wednesday 2 February 2022, from 1pm-5pm under the theme New Horizons; Making a positive impact through policy and public engagement in the future.

You can register your place here.

At the conference, the Institute will be recognising and awarding outstanding efforts in engaging policy and public audiences with research.

Do you know someone who’s doing great work on policy impact or public engagement? Have you been doing work yourself that you think deserves recognition? If yes, this is an opportunity to nominate yourself or a colleague.

There are five award categories:

  • Best Policy Impact Initiative
  • Best Public Engagement Initiative
  • Rising Star Award – Policy Impact – for early career researchers
  • Rising Star Award – Public Engagement – for early career researchers
  • The Institute Director’s Award – for non-academic staff who have played a key role in the success of policy impact or public engagement work

Nominations are now open. Please use the Institute Awards Nomination Form to nominate as many colleagues in as many categories as you choose – using a separate form for each nomination.

For guidance on the award categories and criteria, please visit the Guidance on Institute Awards Categories and Criteria.

For any further questions, please email the Institute.

The winners will be announced at Nottingham Engaged.

The Nottingham Engaged conference promises to be a rewarding session, where you can hear from our panel of experts on how they’ve dealt with recent changes in the policy making and public engagement landscape and what they’ll be taking forward into the future.

Issues such as digitalisation, funding, engaging internationally, finding your audience, quick wins and evaluation techniques with your peers will also be discussed and you can find out more about the practical support the Institute of Policy and Engagement can offer to get your research out to policy makers and public audiences.

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