Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards

At the University of Lincoln, the Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research awards recognise staff and students who have made outstanding contributions to engaging people and communities beyond the university in new knowledge, invention and discovery.

Up to two awards will be made annually in the categories of Individual Staff, Individual Student and Team. Heads of School/Senior Managers (or similar) of nominees are notified and an award panel, including external public engagement experts, will convene to assess nominations. Anyone can nominate a member of staff or student for an award. 

“Public Engagement is essential if universities are to maximise their value to wider society” 

(Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor)

Nominations 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Vice Chancellor’s Awards for 2020 have been postponed until further notice. We will update this page with nominations details and deadlines as they are available.

Nominations for the Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement with Research are currently closed. Successful award recipients are formally announced and awarded at Graduation and Merit & Achievement Award Ceremonies each year in November and listed on the PEARL website.


To be eligible for an award, nominees should:

  • Have been involved in the activity/ies in a substantive capacity.
  • Have engaged at least 10 members of the public (unless it is justified as to why fewer individuals were involved).
  • Have been involved in public engagement which focusses on a specific, identified piece/area of research.
  • Have been part of a formally organised activity (e.g. demonstration, experiment, consultation, lecture, interview, course, visit, exhibition) rather than an informal encounter.