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Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards

Entries for the 2020 Awards are now closed

The Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards recognise and celebrate high-quality research-led innovation at all levels.

Entries will be judged according to the criteria laid out in the guidance notes: significance; impact; distinctiveness; academic benefit; legacy; and links to research.

Winning entries receive recognition for their achievements at the Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Awards on 9 July 2020. One overall winner will also be announced at the ceremony and receive a cash prize of £2,000.

Please refer to the guidance before completing the entry form.

Deadline for Entries: 5pm, 16 March 2020

How to enter

Entrants may self-nominate or be nominated by someone else. The application process is the same in either case.

  1. Ensure that you have read through the application guidance notes for eligibility and that your innovation product or activity fits the criteria
  2. Apply via IRAMS and attach Entry Form in the ‘Case for Support’ section.

Information on IRAMs can be found at

Key dates

  • The guidance and entry form available from Monday 16 December 2019.
  • The IRAMs application portal opens on Monday 6 January 2020.
  • The closing date for entries is 5 pm on Tuesday 16 March 2020.
  • Winners announced at the Vice Chancellor's Innovation Awards online July 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dr Helen Carstairs, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team, Research Services

01865 280788