Confused about what on earth MRC, BBSRC or any of the other Research Councils mean by ‘Impact Summary’ vs ‘Pathways to Impact’? Fear not – your Research Facilitator can help you tackle these, which are becoming an increasingly important part of the review process to help decide between a range of strong science proposals.
• Your Summary should explain who can benefit and how, such as industry, clinicians, patients, the public, or other academic groups.
• Your Pathways have to explain how you will specifically reach out to these groups within the lifetime of your grant.
We can work with you to make sure you’re making the most of the local infrastructure to support these activities, and don’t forget that the Research Councils actually expect you to cost in funding specifically to help you achieve this – up to 5% of the total cost of your grant…