Queen's Anniversary Prizes

We've been awarded five Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, an award that recognises quality and innovation in research, and achievements that have made an outstanding contribution to the nation's intellectual, economic, cultural and social life.

The Queen and Dame Pamela Shaw

The Queen's Prize

The Queen's Prize is the most distinguished award that can be made to a UK institution for higher or further education. The awards are designed to recognise the outstanding contribution that universities and colleges in the United Kingdom make to the intellectual, economic, cultural and social life of the nation.

The scheme sits alongside, though separate from, the Queen's Awards to Industry and is operated by the Royal Anniversary Trust.

The first Queen's Anniversary Prizes were awarded in 1994 and the scheme is held biennially. All universities and colleges in the UK are eligible to enter the competition. The 1998 competition attracted over 200 entries and from these 21 awards have been made. Each institution is permitted only one entry to the competition.


The Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2019 for research that has improved patient outcomes for people living with some of the most devastating neurodegenerative diseases.


Our Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) received the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2007. This award commends 'outstanding achievement at a world-class level' and recognised the AMRC's innovative collaborations between academia and industry.


The Institute for Studies on Ageing addressed many of the key health and social care issues arising from increased expectations for a higher quality of life in old age. A range of assessment methods produced at the institute for determining the health and social care needs of older people and their carers are now used in many European countries. 

The University of Sheffield continues its transformative research into ageing through its flagship Healthy Lifespan Institute.


Sheffield University Waste Incineration Centre

Groundwater Protection and Restoration Group

Environmental Consultancy University of Sheffield


Humanities Research Institute

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