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Integrating impact into your next funding bid
Online course

This course can be adapted for proposals to UK, European, Australian and New Zealand funders. Our half day courses are the most popular, but we can also provide most courses as 1 hour, 90 minute and 2 hour stand-alone courses, or connect these together into a series of sessions running over a few weeks or months. Set up a call to discuss how we can adapt this course to your needs.

Our online courses are just as interactive as any face-to-face training. They are specially designed so you get more engagement in ways that are not possible when everyone is in the same room together. Online courses are a great way to keep colleagues connected and inspired.

Since it was introduced in 2013, this course has become the most widely used resource to train researchers in impact around the world, having been used by over 200 institutions in 55 countries to date. 



Course Description

Learn how to increase your success rates and integrate impact into your next research proposal from a highly successful bid writer who has co-chaired and served on funding panels for UKRI and international funders. As part of the session you will receive a hard copy* and a PDF copy of the second edition of The Research Impact Handbook.

Key benefits:


  • Discuss insider tips and tricks, and get bid writing tools to help you co-produce your next proposal with the people most likely to benefit from your research.

  • Discuss examples of impact sections from real cases for support

  • Learn how to integrate impact convincingly with your proposal, using a mapping approach to ensure your impact goals map onto your impact problem statement, beneficiaries and impact generation activities, whilst managing risks and assumptions.

  • Power all of this with a systematic stakeholder analsysis and impact logic model that will make it easy to articulate specific and credible impacts.

*Available when you book half a day's worth of courses or more

At the end of the workshop:


  • Receive slides and links to free resources to help you embed impact in your research

  • Have the option to make a commitment to an action based on the course and receive a follow-up email from Prof Reed to check in and help as necessary after a month.


Prof Reed continues to answer all questions from participants via email after the course, guaranteeing a response to all questions within one week.


Pre-workshop preparation

For the second session of the day, you will have 5 minutes to read the proposals before you enter your break-out rooms. To enable you to get as much as possible from the break-out room sessions, it is recommended that you read the proposals beforehand via the following links:




You will be asked to discuss what you like or dislike about how impact was integrated into each proposal in your break-out rooms. 

What does a typical day look like?

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Half-day workshop £1500 +VAT for 30-40 participants

Includes 30 free hard copies of The Research Impact Handbook, worth £29.99 each.

90 minute workshops £750 +VAT for 30-40 participants

Includes PDF copies of The Research Impact Handbook. You can add hard copies of the books for your participants at additional cost.


Read our Terms and Conditions.

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