Please note this call is now on hold due to the volume of applications received.

Do you have an idea that could help accelerate and enhance the impact of your research? Do you need to evidence the impact of your knowledge exchange and/or research activities?

If so, consider applying to our Impact fund. This fund will support any activities that will help you to:

  • achieve, enhance and accelerate the impact of your research, including supporting knowledge exchange, communication and engagement activities
  • evidence the impact of your research, including through formal evaluation
  • provide training and development opportunities in knowledge exchange and impact

The aim of this fund is to ensure that the impact on society and the economy from our excellent research is optimised and robustly evidenced.

This call is now open for applications until 30 June or until it is fully allocated. All funds need to be spent, and activities complete by 31 July 2024. These applications will be assessed by a panel from the University’s Impact Operations Group.

There are two calls:

  • Rapid Response for projects up to the value of £1,000
  • Flexi-Fund for projects up to the value of £3,000

Previous projects have included hosting policy round table event, producing and showcasing films, conducting a formal evaluation the impact of research, evaluating training and development (KE mechanism) to identify evidence of impact, tracking evidence of impact, and engaging with key stakeholders. Every activity will be considered if you can show how it will enhance or evidence the impact of your research. Email your completed application form to:

In addition, the University Impact Fund also consists of:

  • Training Bursary with a total budget of £6k to be booked and completed by 31 July 2024

Further information on the University Impact Fund

If you have any questions email the team on or Dr Emma Gibbard, Research Impact Manager: