Research impact

Research Impact is the demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society beyond academia.


Research videos

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.


LATEST CALLS from The Conversation (USTAN page)

The Conversation ANTHILL podcast calls Summer 2017


The University of St Andrews KE & Impact Fund
The Main KE & Impact Fund is now closed but will reopen in August.
Please email RPO@st-andrews.ac.uk if you have any urgent impact requests.

The Fund is open to University of St Andrews academic staff.

Useful tips for applicants

The fund targets projects based on research conducted (solely or jointly) which enhance the institution’s achieved impact.

The funding prioritises activities that would not be eligible or covered by follow-on grant funding, RCUK Impact Accelerator Accounts or other similar sources of funding.

Calls are open to all disciplines and interdisciplinary projects are welcomed.


Research Impact@St Andrews showcases a range of impact enabled by research at the University of St Andrews in areas such as:

RCUK: What do Research Councils mean by ‘impact’?
ESRC: What is impact?

Examples of impactExamples

REF Impact

Pathways to Impact

Public engagementPulicEngage

Policy engagementPolicy

Industry engagementIndustry2

“Doing” impactJourneys

Collecting evidenceEvidence

Useful linksLinks