HRB Impact Award 2023
This initiative aims to recognise and celebrate the wider benefits and achievements of HRB funded researchers beyond academic impact and aims to showcase both the achievements and practices of individuals (and their teams) so they can serve as a role model for the wider HRB community to maximise the impact of their research.
In the context of this award, we are seeking examples of where HRB-funded research has had an impact/s on policy, practice, services or the health and social care system, with direct or indirect benefits resulting in terms of enhanced health and wellbeing, quality of life and better health outcomes and experiences for patients, communities, organisations or the public more generally.
- Details of this scheme
- The overarching aim of the award is to recognise current or former recipients of HRB awards who have made a highly significant contribution beyond academic impact.
- Nominations are invited for individuals who hold or have held a HRB award(s) as Principal Investigator and who derive from either an academic or healthcare or related setting and whose research activities have had a significant and demonstrable impact as described above.
- The HRB will award one Impact Award in the 2023 round.
- The HRB IMPACT award is a monetary prize of €50,000 which will be granted to the recipient’s chosen HRB–approved Host Institution in support of their work.
- The recipient will be announced at the HRB Grant Holders' Conference in February 2023.
- To recognise and celebrate the wider benefits and achievements of HRB funded researchers beyond academic impact
- To showcase both the achievements and practices of individuals (and their teams) that resulted in this impact so they can serve as a role model for the wider HRB community to maximise the impact of their research.
- Who can apply
- The application process is nomination-based.
- Nominators for the award cannot nominate themselves.
- Nominations must be submitted to the HRB via the approved signatory in an HRB-approved Host Institutions.
- There is no limit to the number of nominations that can be made by any one Host Institution.
- Each nomination must include details of a named nominator as they will serve as the primary point of contact for the HRB during the application and review process.
Nominees must be individuals who
- Have hold or have held a HRB award/s as Principal Investigator
- This funding may have been awarded at any time during the Nominees’ career but must be directly linked to the area of research that has resulted in the impact on people’s health, patient care, health policy, or practice that is the basis for their nomination.
- Nominees should have a contractual relationship of some sort with a HRB-recognised Host Institution for the purposes of administration of the IMPACT award, if successful.
- Nominees must be working/have worked on the island of Ireland when pursuing the research related to the nomination.
- Nominees must agree to their nomination being submitted to the HRB and must complete part of the application (and they will be responsible for the management of the award via a designated Host Institution, if successful).
- HRB staff or Board members are not eligible.
- How to apply
- All nominations must to be submitted through the HRB Grant Electronic Management System (GEMS) grants.hrb.ie. GEMS will close automatically at the deadline. No nominations received after the deadline will be considered.
- The nomination must have been reviewed and approved by the signatory approver at the research office (or equivalent) in the host institution before it is submitted to the HRB.
Nominators should ensure that they give the signatory approver sufficient time before the scheme closing date to review the nomination and approve it on GEMS. Please note that many host institutions specify internal deadlines for this procedure.
- Please read the Guidance Notes for all details required in the application.
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