Inaugural HRCI Research Impact Award

Health research charities fund research with the sole purpose of making a difference to the communities they work on behalf of. This award is about recognising successful impacts from their investments and the researchers who make it happen.

Download the entry form here

Be formally recognised at an event celebrating the Joint Funding Scheme, on Dec 1st

Have your research and your impact profiled by HRCI in the media and on social media.


Inaugural HRCI Research Impact Award


What are we looking for? 

By research impact we mean research that has made a positive difference to peoples’ lives. For example, perhaps the knowledge generated by your research has resulted in a change in policy, in practice or in the provision of information that has changed the lives of patients, their family members, carers, the public, organisations or health and social care professionals.

We have kept the entry form short, to make it easy for you to apply. It also provides HRCI tips for writing your impact story. 

Questions? Email HRCI Research Support Coordinator, Sarah Delaney:

Download the entry form here


The details

Eligibility: This award is open to principal investigators who were funded through the HRCI-HRB Joint Funding Scheme between 2010 and 2020 (based on official project start dates). The impact that you report should relate to research that has been funded or part-funded through this scheme. Entrants should self-nominate.

Key dates: Your completed form should be emailed to as a Word file no later than 5pm (Irish time) on Wed 19th Oct, 2022. You will be informed of the outcome by the end of November 2022. The winner will be announced at an afternoon event, celebrating the Joint Funding Scheme, in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin on Thursday Dec 1st 2022.

The judging process: Eligible entries will be assessed by an independent panel of research and research impact experts. Entries will be assessed on the quality of the reported impact and on the pathway to impact.

The independent judges are:

Stacey Grealis, experienced PPI contributor

Dr Éidín Ní Shé, Senior Lecturer & Programme Director, MSc in Healthcare management, RCSI

Conchúir MacGloinn, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Roche Products (Ireland) Ltd

Dr Amie Regan, Project Officer: Investigator-led grants and PPI, Health Research Board

We are very grateful to them for their time and expertise.

Inaugural HRCI Research Impact Award