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Excellence with Impact

The current competition runs from 2013 to 2015

Winner and runners-up of the competition will be announced in March 2016 (TBC).

Summary

The Excellence with Impact competition aims to recognise institutions that can develop and successfully deliver a vision for maximising impact, alongside a relevant institution-wide culture change.

The winning organisation will receive an award of £0.5M and there will be a further £0.5M available to be awarded at judges' discretion to highly commended runners up.

Aims

  • To encourage research organisations (ROs) to develop a vision that supports a wide range of impacts arising from their research
  • To encourage ROs to drive forward a strategy that maximises impacts that could arise from their research
  • To support ROs in embedding their agenda to deliver impact from their research
  • To stimulate and enhance relationships between BBSRC and participating ROs
  • To showcase to users of our research and other strategic partners those ROs that are actively encouraging impact arising from their excellent research
  • To recognise and reward efforts by all members of a RO to maximise the social and economic impact of BBSRC-funded bioscience research

"These awards recognise the impact of bioscience both on the economy and society, through driving innovation, training highly-skilled people, improving businesses and public services and attracting foreign investment."

Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts

Eligibility

The competition is open to:

  • research organisations whose total value of BBSRC grants live on 1 April 2012 exceeded £5M (see eligible institutions download below)
  • all BBSRC strategically funded institutes

How to apply

The call applications is closed.

There is a two-stage application process. See the call text and guidance below for full information about how to enter.

  • Institutions should initially submit the Expression of Interest form, followed by a detailed Excellence with Impact Vision form (see below)
  • Submit your entry via e-mail to impact.awards@bbsrc.ac.uk by the corresponding deadline

Application downloads

Call text (PDF 83KB)

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Guidance notes (PDF 222KB)

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Frequently asked questions (PDF 51KB)

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Eligible institutions (PDF 89KB)

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Terms and conditions (PDF 92KB)

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Application timeline

Expression of interest deadline 31 January 2013
Vision deadline 31 May 2013
Mid-term review 1 December 2014
Final report 1 December 2015 (TBC)
Panel meeting 2016 (TBC)
Excellence with Impact award event April 2016 (TBC)

Previous participants and departments (2008-2011)

The first Excellence with Impact competition had a different format and ran from 2008-2011.

School of Biosciences - University of Birmingham (PDF 1.20MB)

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School of Biosciences - Cardiff University (PDF 569KB)

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College of Life Sciences - University of Dundee (PDF 373KB)

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School of Biosciences - University of Exeter (PDF 623KB)

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IBERS - Aberystwyth University (PDF 511KB)

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Africa College - University of Leeds (PDF 539KB)

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School of Biological Sciences - University of Liverpool (PDF 1022KB)

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Faculty of Life Sciences - The University of Manchester (PDF 440KB)

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Faculty of Medicine - University of Southampton (PDF 561KB)

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Institute for Ageing and Health - Newcastle University (PDF 509KB)

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School of Biosciences - The University of Nottingham (PDF 579KB)

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Royal Veterinary College (PDF 597KB)

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Neuroscience Group - University of Southampton (PDF 867KB)

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Institute of Aquaculture - University of Stirling (PDF 796KB)

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School of Biological Sciences - University of East Anglia (PDF 603KB)

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Department of Biology - The University of York (PDF 578KB)

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