Government and funding organisations generally expect researchers to be aware of the potential difference their research could make to society, to be able to articulate how impacts could be generated, to consider ways of accelerating such change, and to take account of benefits resulting from their research. The Research Impact Team supports researchers by providing advice on impact idea generation, planning, execution, evidencing and reporting (such as the REF 2021).
Administered by the Research Impact Team:
- Impact & Innovation Fund 2022-2023 – This fund is open for rapid response applications only
- UKRI Impact Acceleration Accounts 2022-2025
- NERC Cross-disciplinary research for Discovery Science 2022-2023 – Application deadline of 1st December
These funding streams support activities that strengthen relationships with strategic external partners and maximise the potential for research impact in any sector with non-academic users of research.
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The Research Impact Team: Laura Bates, Euan Donohue, Rees Hughes & Jamie Locke-Jones
Please contact us if you have any research impact related query.
Email: [email protected]
External Training Opportunities
We have the following training sesssions available from our external partners:
- Long-form writing session
- Media Training
Scottish Policy and Research Exchange (SPRE)
- Developing policy engagement skills for researchers
Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII)
- Information session
Information on these sessions can be found on our External Training Opportunities page.
Impact Training sessions via Organisational and Staff Development Services (OSDS)
Managing Research Information: an introduction to impact, open access, Pure, data management
Managing Research Information: impact in depth
Research commercialisation as impact
Information on these sessions can be found on our Impact Training page.
Administered by RBDC
Other Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) opportunities
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 2012-2017 EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account.