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Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact

The Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact, in partnership with Tencent, celebrate early-career researchers, whose work has made, or has the potential to make, a positive impact on society. 

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Scientific research delivers far-reaching impact for people, society and the world. Scientists have an important role to play in addressing problems, in enabling technologies, and in driving economic growth. Supporting and encouraging researchers to think critically about, and to plan for, the potential impacts of their work can stimulate an environment that maximizes impact. In championing the achievements of early-career researchers whose work has made, or has the potential to make, a positive impact on society, we aim to inspire the next generation of researchers to pursue breakthroughs with global impact. 

The annual award will focus on a different area of research each year. In 2019, the award will focus on brain sciences, and will recognize progress towards revolutionizing our understanding of the brain, promoting a deeper understanding of what makes us human, and advancing global health and well-being.