Research Impact is the demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society beyond academia.
Current funding calls available for impact
Administered by RBDC
Public Engagement related activities (full lists are available on the RBDC webpages): https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/search/43281590
Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) opportunities: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/researchfundingsupport/newsandevents/globalchallengesresearchfund/
Administered by the Research Policy Office
- The University of St Andrews KE & Impact Fund 2017-18
- EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) 2017-2020
- Scottish Funding Council (SFC) Global Challenges (GCRF) FY 2017-18
The Health Foundation has developed an online communications toolkit to help health and healthcare researchers (though most of it is relevant to any researcher) increase the influence and impact of their work.
- Section 1: Planning for impact will help you plan your communications activity and focus your communications on where they can make the most impact.
- Section 2: Communicating your research results will help you adapt and present your findings in order to engage different audiences.
- Section 3: Extending influence and widening impact will help you understand how to engage three of the key audiences for research dissemination and achieve impact on policy and practice.
- Section 4: Glossary of terms provides an explanation of the terms used in this toolkit.
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AHRC Engaging with Government 2018
The AHRC Engaging with Government 2018 programme is a three-day course for early career researchers* working in any area of the AHRC’s subject domain. It will take place in March 2018 and is designed to provide an insight into the policy making process, and help participants develop the skills needed to pursue the policy implications of their research. It also aims to build links between policy makers and the most dynamic new research in the arts and humanities. We are inviting eligible researchers to submit an application to attend the course.
The programme will:
- Encourage you to see opportunities where your own research could make a valuable contribution in a public policy context
- Challenge you to think in more depth about the policy process, and the role of research within it
- Increase the influencing and communication skills that you need to achieve this.
Closing date: 25 September 2017
*At the point of application, applicants must be either within eight years of the award of their doctorate or equivalent professional training, or within six years of their first academic appointment.
Find out about research videos and some of the research recently undertaken by academic staff in this series of short videos. You can also view several business engagement and company formation videos which represent projects that were supported by our 2013-2015 EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account.
Research Impact@St Andrews showcases a range of impact enabled by research at the University of St Andrews in areas such as: