Pathways to Impact guidance from funders Pathways to Impact guidance from funders

RESEARCH COUNCIL GUIDANCE

AHRC

BBSRC

EPSRC

ESRC

MRC

NERC

STFC

 
OTHER FUNDERS GUIDANCE

EU Horizon 2020

Impact is one of the grading criteria used to judge H2020 applications. The grading criteria are clearly laid out in the Horizon 2020 documentation, do study them carefully as the interpretation of impact is quite explicit, and relates to such things as extent to which the outputs of the project should contribute at the European and/or international level (for more information see Horizon 2020 General Annexes, Evaluation). The definition of impact for these applications is different to that seen for RCUK or the REF.

Details of how Impact is assessed in Horizon 2020 bids  

Assessment of how to strengthen the Impact section of an H2020 funding bid 

For more information please contact the EU funding team 

 

Wellcome Trust


Applications to the Wellcome Trust include a section asking you to outline an Engagement plan. Where applicable, applications should include the following:

  1. The vision for your programme, including aims, target audiences, activities and outputs;
  2. Public engagement experience of staff and external partners;
  3. How your programme will be monitored and evaluated, including success indicators;
  4. Host organisation support for the programme;
  5. A high-level budget breakdown.


Royal Society

The assessment process varies depending on the scheme, but all assessments are undertaken with the scientific merit of the application as the primary focus.

 

USEFUL LINKS

RCUK Pathways to Impact

National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement

ESRC Impact Toolkit

Science in Society Portal (EU Projects Guide)

Gateway to Research

Fast Track Impact

REF2014 database

Impact story