You no longer have to provide a Pathways to Impact plan or complete an Impact Summary within your grant application. These requirements were removed for all UKRI opportunities before 01 March 2020.
Since the introduction of Pathways to Impact the research and innovation landscape has changed significantly. Impact is now considered as a core component of the grant application process.
You should follow the guidance concerning impact when preparing your application to STFC.
How to include impact in your application
Where relevant, applicants must include research specific impact generating activities within their case for support, including how their research findings will reach key stakeholders. Impact generating activities will still be assessed by peer reviewers and grant panels.
Applicants can request resources to deliver impact within the case for support as long as it is appropriately justified and specific to the research project.
For public engagement generated impact work, STFC offers a range of dedicated public engagement grant schemes. The STFC Public Engagement team would be pleased to explore new future impact support mechanisms as this change becomes operational to ensure connectivity between major STFC research programmes and publics continue to be enabled.
Last updated: 13 December 2021