At Cancer Research UK we know the value of public and patient engagement with the research that we fund. We know that to have an impact, the results of our work must reach patients and the public, fundraising supporters, and the next generation of scientists. We also appreciate the value that can be had from involving people affected cancer in research. To give both public engagement and patient involvement the recognition they deserve, we award four prizes to our researchers:
The Inspiring Leadership in Research Engagement Prize honours an individual and his/her team members who have demonstrated significant commitment to public engagement with science and have embedded a culture of public engagement within their institution or research group.
The Rising Star in Research Engagement Prize recognises an individual who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to stimulating enthusiasm and interest in cancer research among the general public.
The Communications and Brand Ambassador Prize recognises an inspiring communicator of research funded by Cancer Research UK to the public through media work.
Patient Involvement in Research Prize recognises an individual or team who involve people affected by cancer in research in a high quality and meaningful way.
How to make a nomination
Nominations for our Research Prizes are open from November to March each year, and nominations for our Engagement Prizes are open from November to March biennially. Nominations for our Student Prize open in January and close in March each year.
Check the individual prizes webpages for details of eligibility, deadlines, and to download a nomination form. More info HERE.