Research Impact Fund

Grants of up to £5000 are now available to support academics in the generation, tracking and evidencing of impact, linked to excellent research.

Applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis and funding will be contingent on the ability of the proposed activity to enhance the Faculty’s impact return to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). This could be an activity that supports the impact environment or the generation of an impact case study.

The funds must be spent before the financial year-end but repeat applications to the fund will be permitted.

The call deadlines for this financial year are as follows:

  • 12pm, Friday 1st October 2021 and 12pm, Tuesday 1st February 2022

The grants cannot be used to fund staff time (academic or researchers) but can support small amounts of student time.

All applications involving external suppliers will need to adhere to University Procurement rules - please refer to the Procurement website for further guidance.


All applications require the signature of your department’s Impact Champion. Please contact them for advice if you are thinking of submitting an application.

Applications should be sent to the Research Impact Fund Panel via the Faculty's Impact Manager Dr Amy Mayfield

Research Impact Fund - Criteria and Application Form

Download the research impact fund criteria and application form.

Criteria and Application Form