About the Impact Fund
The Impact Fund is funding from Research England (HEIF) and is worth £75k. The fund is designed to support activities that will help you to:
- achieve, enhance and accelerate the impact of your research, including supporting knowledge exchange 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.
There are three funding streams available. The rapid response call facilitates researchers to quickly response to opportunities to enhance the impact of their research. The open response call enables researchers to plan for, evidence and evaluate impact over the longer term. The training bursary enables researchers to build their knowledge and skills in impact and activities to achieve impact including knowledge exchange.
This fund and assessment process has been developed to enable us to respond to your requests for funds in a timely way so that you can take advantage of opportunities as they arise.
This call is for applications of up to £1000, with a total budget of £5000.
These applications will be assessed for funding by the Research Impact Team within 7 working days of submission.
This fund has been developed to enable researchers to undertake training in a wide range of topics to help them to achieve and enhance the impact of their research. These topics will be dependent on the researchers needs but could include research impact, knowledge exchange, monitoring and evaluation, regulation, intellectual property, communication, presentation skills, social media, infographics etc.
The total budget is now £2,500. All courses must be booked and completed by 31 July 2023.
This fund aims to help promote activities which will achieve, accelerate and/or evidence the impact of our University research. The types of activities might include knowledge exchange/mobilisation, knowledge brokering, co-production, implementation, evaluation, evidence synthesis, engagement and communication (this list is not exhaustive).
These applications will be assessed by a panel from the University’s impact operations group. There are two calls:
- projects up to the value of £5,000
- projects up to the value of £10,000.
There is a total budget of £45,000.
Apply to the impact fund
Complete and submit the following application forms to be considered for University impact funding. Please note we have separate forms for each of the three calls:
This funding will help you undertake activities to achieve, enhance and evidence the impact of your research.
Email your completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with a member of the research impact team. To request an appointment email email@example.com.
- application forms to be kept to three pages of A4
- all funds to be spent by 31 July 2023
- Research Impact Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emma Gibbard, Research Impact Manager, Research and Innovation Services: email@example.com
- Departmental Impact Directors
Find out what resources, support and tools are available to help you with identifying and evidencing the impact of your research from RIS.