Changes to Pathways to Impact

Impact is now a core consideration throughout the grant application process and showing how the applicant(s) will maximise the impact of the proposed research should therefore be intrinsic to the proposal itself in a way that is appropriate to the nature and scope of the research being proposed.

For example, in proposals focused on discovery research the proposal may focus principally on the generation of new knowledge, whilst proposals with significant elements of applied research may have impacts related to economic and societal benefit

For information on how the recent changes to Pathways to Impact plans and the Impact summary will affect your Standard Mode application and its assessment:

Pathways to Impact: Research Councils call specific guidance now available

Peer Review Assessment Process after 1 March 2020

Change to Pathways to Impact: EPSRC External Briefing 20th February 2020