Embedding impact analysis in research using BCE practitioners – 2nd round funding call

Do you have skills and expertise in impact analysis…
…or, are you a researcher looking for support embedding impact analysis in research?

Grant Funding Call now available…….

JISC is funding an opportunity for researcher groups to develop their capability to analyse and articulate the impact and benefits of their work, by working in partnership with FE and HE staff who have expertise in impact analysis. The objective is to stimulate the cross-pollination of existing expertise and technology to enhance capacity in the impact analysis of research across the sector.

Funding of up to £30,000 per project is available to support three-way collaborative partnerships comprising:

• Research groups seeking to develop their capabilities in analysing and articulating the impact and benefits of their research;
• Business and Community Engagement (BCE) practitioners with expertise in identifying external impact and benefits, and designing institutional services for this purpose;
• Leading research information management expertise and resources for impact evidence.

The full text of the call together with eligibility criteria is available here.

The deadline for proposals is 1 March 2012.

Funded projects will run from May to October 2012.

An online matching site has been launched by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement to support the formation of these partnerships. Interested researchers, impact analysts and research information management experts can sign here: http://nccpe1.ning.com and find out more.

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