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ESRC IAA Training Course: Pathways to Impact for the Social Sciences - November 2015

Thursday 26 November 2015, 10.00AM to 2.00pm

Academics are required to articulate the potential ‘impact’ that their research may have on society, culture and the economy by writing a ‘Pathway to Impact’ in grant funding applications. It is highly debated as to what constitutes impact and remains a discussion point as to how researchers can measure and ‘predict’ research impact. However, best practice in finding effective ways of responding to this requirement is being shared, and this course has been developed to help you to unpack some of these issues and make steps to achieving research with impact. 

The session provides:

  • Input from a Social Science colleague talking about the impact of their research and their experience of writing a ‘Pathway to Impact’
  • Context of research with impact– including definitions and distinctions between impact summaries and ‘Pathways to Impact’
  • An introduction into the key elements of articulating impact through the development of a ‘Pathway to Impact’
  • Staff from the Research Support Office and the Research and Innovation Office will also contribute as appropriate.

This course is funded through the University of York ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. Lunch will be provided.

The course is aimed at and open to University of York staff. It will be of particular interest to academic and research staff in the Faculty of Social Sciences who are in the process of developing research proposals with an expectation that these should generate maximum impact.

Admission is by free ticket only, please book your place at Eventbrite.

This course is also running on Monday 11 April 2016.

Location: Training Room YH/001b, Research Centre for Social Sciences, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5ZF