LARIA Research Impact Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce that the competition for this year’s LARIA Research Impact Awards 2019 is now open. These awards aim to showcase the impact research has at a local level, and we welcome entries for one of five categories:

A: Best use of local area research – Sponsored by the Local Government Association (LGA)

To win this award the successful entrant will show how their research has led to a greater understanding of a local area or an issue that is locally important and which has led to evidence-based decision-making within at least one public sector body.

B: Best use of social care or health research

To win this award the successful entrant will show how their research has led to a greater understanding of a social care or health issue and which has led to evidence-based decision-making within at least one public sector body.

C: Best use of data

To win this award the successful entrant will show how they have successfully used data to aid understanding of a local area, community or health issue that has led to evidence-based decision-making within at least one public sector body. Data for the purposes of this award is defined as the use of big data, open data, business intelligence and statistical analysis.

D: Most engaging communication of local area research

To win this award the successful entrant will show how they have successfully communicated local area research to aid understanding of a local area, community or health issue. The audience for this communication could include senior decision-makers, staff, the media and the public.

E: New researcher of the year

This award is given to a researcher with under five years of experience in a research field who has made an impact. This could be a person of any age, and could be based on a particular project they have led, an innovation they have pioneered or a particularly strong skill set.

More details for all these categories giving the detail of what we’re looking for can be found here on the application form.  This also contains the rules of entry.

How to apply

  • Download this Word document application form onto your computer and save your responses directly onto this form.
  • Please use one form per entry
  • Please return to Sarah Welsh at admin@laria.org.uk by 2pm Friday 29 March 2019.

The shortlist will be published in April 2019 and the winners will be announced and awards presented at the LARIA Annual Conference dinner on 14 May 2019.

We look forward to hearing from you and good luck.

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