The next round of the Research Impact Fund will be launched in early November
This funding is open to researchers at all stages of their careers, whether building relationships for future research projects, or seeking to realise the real-world changes their existing research could make.
The Research Impact Fund will:
- Deliver support for developing impact
- Improve the culture of research impact
- Create a pipeline of potential case studies for future assessment exercises
- Reward and recognise the efforts of those working towards developing the impact of their research.
For the 2021-22 call there will be two main strands:
Strand 1: Supporting the development of impact – aimed at early career researchers or those new to research / impact
The aim of this strand is to support the development of new partnerships and networks. These will lay the groundwork for future research projects which start with considering how to meet the needs of key stakeholders with proposed research questions.
Strand 2: Supporting areas of emerging impact
This will be used to support academic staff who have evidence of underpinning research and evidence of the impact potential of this research. The aim is to develop and accelerate research impact and support the creation of an impact pipeline in preparation for future REF exercises.
In addition, a small travel fund will be available throughout the year that will facilitate relationship building with external stakeholders such as policymakers or industry contacts, and can lead to impact development.
Details of the full call will follow early next month. In the meantime, for any informal enquires about the fund, please email Research Impact.
You can watch a short video introduction to impact here.
“Research impact is the good that researchers can do in the world.”
Mark Reed, Fast Track Impact