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Step-by-step guide to impact: Part 2 Stakeholder analysis for impact generation

If you are looking to generate impact from your research, please ensure that you engage from the start of your research projects with the University’s Impact, Engagement and Environment Coordinator, Emma Sutton, and your School Impact Lead so that the impact can be tracked and evidenced on an ongoing basis. Key points to consider when you start a […]


Step-by-step guide to impact: Part 1 Public Engagement

If you are new to the idea of ‘research impact’ and want a good place to start, look at how you can connect with your publics via some form of public engagement. By disseminating your research more widely and engaging with a variety of different stakeholders you will be able to track whether your research […]


Cuts to ODA Research funding

Dear colleagues, if you have previously applied to Global Challenges Research (GCRF) or Newton funding? Please be aware that these funding might be affected by the planned government cuts to Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding. As a result, these cuts also affect other UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding which would typically require ODA/GCRF co-funding. […]


REF submission – March 2021 and post-REF plans

Our final submission to the REF2021 exercise is fast approaching, but what are the plans for impact post-REF? The University considers research impact not as a means to an end, but as a public good in itself and our researchers have a duty to demonstrate impact from our research. This is particularly important for research […]


UK participation in EU Programmes for Research, Innovation and Higher Education

Following Brexit, the following is an update regarding UK participation in Horizon Europe and other EU programmes  As part of the agreement reached between the UK and the EU, the UK has announced that it will associate to Horizon Europe. Association will give UK scientists, researchers and businesses access to funding under the programme on equivalent terms as organisations in […]


Research Impact Fund 2020/21 – Special Call

The Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategy 2017-2027 places impact at its heart, with one of its core values being to ‘transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries to deliver innovative fundamental and applied research with impact’. With this in mind, the Research Impact Fund is offering individuals and groups up to £3000 that must be match-funded by their […]


It’s that time of the year!

Dear Colleagues, It’s that time of the year when the University shuts down for Christmas holidays.. The Research Development Team will be working until Friday December 18, 2020. We will be opening in the new year..precisely January 04, 2021. We wish you all a great break..and look forward to a great year!


REF 2021: Updated internal deadlines for 2021

As has been communicated over the past few months, the REF2021 final deadline has been moved to midday 31 March 2021. This takes into account the period of disruption during 2020 because of Covid-19. The UoS REF team are working hard to ensure that we meet this deadline in good time and have been coordinating […]


Get up to speed with the Regs

Dear Colleagues, There have been revisions to the University Policies and Regulations which can be found here. The Research Bidding guidelines for instance are useful to peruse if you are interested in bidding for funding. Another interesting guideline is the Anti-Money Laundering Policy. Money laundering is the process of taking profits obtained illegally and transforming them into legitimate assets. The University has several controls in place to minimise the […]


REF submission deadline 31 March 2021 : Update

The recommencement of REF 2021 marks the start of the countdown to the revised submission deadline of midday, 31 March 2021, following a period during which the exercise was on hold in response to COVID-19. As a result, our internal deadlines have moved and we are now working full steam ahead towards our new submission […]