First publication date: 12/01/2024

The ENLIGHT University alliance has launched the call for Impact Awards to recognise and give visibility to research endeavours at ENLIGHT universities that are exemplars in planning for and achieving impact. Applications are invited from research teams at ENLIGHT Universities.

Are you interested in and want to know more about the ENLIGHT Impact Awards? Please read the call and contact your ENLIGHT RISE University Coordinator for further information (

ENLIGHT will concede six Impact Awards, including ideally one award in each of the six  ENLIGHT flagship domains. Interested applicants should be nominated by their University through a locally defined internal selection process. Each ENLIGHT university is expected to submit at least one, and a maximum of three applications, from its institution to be considered for the ENLIGHT Impact Award.

In the case of the University of the Basque Country, the selection will be made by a committee made up of a representative appointed by the Vice-Rector for Research, the Euskampus impact manager and the Director of ENLIGHT, based on the criteria established in the call for proposals.

The representatives of the awarded teams will be identified as ENLIGHT Impact Ambassadors and become members of the ENLIGHT Impact Ambassadors Network for the 2024/ 2025 period.

In addition, the ENLIGHT Impact Awards will provide your research team with:

-Increased visibility to your research impact approach, pathway and project, through the ENLIGHT website, ENLIGHT Repository of Good Practices on Research Impact, ENLIGHT social media, international workshops and conferences.

-Financial support to attend relevant international workshops/ conferences.

-The possibility of being part of a wide-reaching networking of other ENLIGHT universities impact ambassadors, in close contact with the ENLIGHT impact team and with the possibility of connecting also with other impact networks where ENLIGHT is represented.

-The possibility of knowledge and good practices sharing and mutual learning.

-The opportunity to support and influence ENLIGHT impact work.


Contact information:

International R&D Office UPV/EHU