If you're looking for recognition for engaging public groups with your research, then you may be interested in some of the following awards run by external organisations. The categories, eligibility criteria and timelines will vary, for which more specific information for applicants can be found on the relevant organisations' websites.
Economic and Social Research Council - Celebrating Impact Prize
The Celebrating Impact Prize is an annual opportunity to recognise and reward researchers supported by the Economic and Social Research Council who’ve created or enabled outstanding impact from social science research. Researchers can be at all career stages whose actions have supported changes in practice, thinking or capacity that create a positive impact in our society, economy and in our lives, both here in the UK and internationally.
Find out more about the Celebrating Impact Prize
Deadline - 19 March 2020
Royal Society of Biology - Outreach and Engagement Award
The Outreach and Engagement Award run by the Royal Society of Biology aims to reward outreach work carried out by new scientists and established researchers who inform, enthuse and engage the public with biological science. The Awards consist of two categories, New Researcher (with a prize of £750) and Established Researcher (with a prize of £1,500).
Find out more about the Outreach and Engagement Award
Applications for the Outreach and Engagement Award close on 26 June
The Josh Award
The Josh Award celebrates the fantastic work being done by science communicators across the UK. Deadline: 14 April.
Biochemical Society Science Communication Prize
Each year the Biochemical Society has looked to identify and celebrate outstanding science communicators with an annual Science Communication Competition.
Find out more about the Biochemical Society Science Communication Prize
Deadline - Applications will close on the 28 April.
The Beetlestone Award
The Beetlestone Award sims to recognise leaders in the field of informal science learning. Deadline: 1 May.
Royal Astronomical Society - Annie Maunder Medal
The Annie Maunder Medal is awarded for an outstanding contribution to outreach and public engagement for astronomy or geophysics.
Find out more about the Annie Maunder Medal
Deadline - Nominations should be submitted by the last Friday in September 2020 for awarding in 2021.