Engagement Awards 2021
The University of Glasgow Engagement Awards 2021 recognise and celebrate the partnerships and initiatives led by UofG staff to deliver world-changing impacts.
Nominations are now open across five categories. The winners will be announced at the UofG Research Culture & Engagement Celebration on Wednesday 9th of June (details TBC).
Each winner will receive a non-pay award of £1000 to be spent on knowledge-exchange activities or related professional development. For team submissions, the award will go to the nominated project lead.
How to apply
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 12th of March 2021. Please complete the nomination form at Online Surveys:
"It's always great to receive recognition for your achievements, particularly so from colleagues at the University of Glasgow, Causeway’s spiritual home. Since winning the award, Causeway has won a second Innovate UK award for £1.3M that allowed us to accelerate our tennis elbow clinical program which, will recruit its first patient in January 2020." Dr Derek Gilchrist, winner of Glasgow Entrepreneur of the Year 2019
"My teenage daughter kept telling me ‘Dad you need to do more with social media’ - and while I knew that she was right, I simply didn’t have the time. We used our UofG Knowledge Exchange Award to hire a UofG student as a PR intern. She has since boosted or social media presence with regular updates on Twitter and Instagram and looked into the production of animations for us as well." Professor Ralf Kaiser, winner of Best Collaboration (Business) Award 2019
Best Arts & Culture Collaboration
Awarded to the best project or initiative in collaboration with external, non-academic partners in Arts & Culture.
Best Business Collaboration
Awarded to the best project or initiative in collaboration with external, non-academic partners in Business.
Best Policy & Practice Collaboration
Awarded to the best project or initiative in collaboration with external, non-academic partners in Policy & Practice.
Best Community or Public Engagement Initiative
Celebrating the best in community and public engagement with research at the University, this will be awarded to the community or public engagement initiative that is an exemplar of best practice.
Glasgow Entrepreneur of the Year
Awarded to a University of Glasgow staff member or student who has best demonstrated the attributes of an entrepreneur in the last year.
Shortlisting will be undertaken by nominated representatives from each College.
Applications are judged against the criteria set out above against each category. Following initial consideration of all nominations, three projects will be shortlisted for each Award category.
The category winner will then be selected from the shortlist.
Category winners will be chosen by the Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund panel, which comprises of the Vice-Principal, Corporate Engagement & Innovation; Colleges Deans of Research; and the Executive Director, Research & Innovation.
The decisions of the judges will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The University reserves the right not to make an award in any of the categories, in the event that no nominations are received which sufficiently meet the criteria.
Until shortlisted nominations and award winners are announced, the results of the judging are confidential, limited to those who are organising the Celebration event.
Judges are not permitted to discuss or disclose the contents of nominations outside the confines of award panel discussions and meetings.