Impact can be created at any stage of the research process and is usually the result of effective knowledge exchange with an external partner. It is worth thinking about potential impacts at the grant application stage so you can be prepared for it.
Links to impact advice and guidance from the funding councils:
- AHRC self evaluation tools & techniques (PDF)
- Partnership working in the arts and humanities: a guide to good practice (PDF)
- Guidance on planning and demonstrating effective policy engagement (PDF)
- BBSRC: the impact of your research
- ESRC toolkit
- EPSRC impact and translation toolkit
- MRC innovation
- STFC Impact framework and evaluation strategy
Remember to tell people or organisations you are collaborating with that you will need their help to provide evidence for impact later in the project.