How to include impact in your application
Where relevant, applicants must include research specific impact within their case for support, including how their research findings will reach key stakeholders. Impact will be assessed by peer reviewers or grant panels as a secondary level criteria.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) assessment criteria provides general examples of impact to consider which cover social, economic and academic impact. Individual opportunity guidance will provide further advice and examples of what this might include for specific research programmes.
Read the full STFC impact guidance for grant applications.
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.
STFC’s 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: 14 November 2022