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.
Next deadline for the Small Fund is 22 June 2017 at 4pm.

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.

Guidance and application form: UStA KE and Impact Fund Application Form 2016-17

NOTE: If for some reason you cannot download the form,
please email rpo@st-andrews.ac.uk. We will send you the form directly.

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.

The fund was split between two types of awards:

  • Main (between £1,500 and £20,000) – two calls, 14th October 2016 & 14th April 2017
  • Small (between £500 and £1,500) – submitted any time until June 2017, decisions at 6-8 week intervals

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