SWDTP Impact Fund

The SWDTP is thrilled to announce a new funding scheme!

The Impact Fund provides students with the opportunity to engage in impact and knowledge-exchange projects with non-academic partners. The scheme aims to allow students to bring their research to a wider audience and new user groups.

Students can apply for up to £1000 to support impact projects which arise, sometimes unexpectedly, from PhD research. This fund looks to highlight the importance of the impact of Social Science research.

Activities are likely to be small-scale but can take any form, be with any partner organisation and in any sector, as long as there is a need for the research. This fund encourages applications with innovation, creativity and experimentation! You can apply as many times as you like; at any stage during your PhD funding period; in groups or individually.

There is no application deadline and all applications are to be made to the Student Representatives team, overseen by the SWDTP’s Collaboration Facilitator.

Download the Impact Fund Guidance Notes for further details and to check eligibility.

The call for projects can be interpreted in many different ways so, please, do not hesitate to contact the Student Reps to discuss ideas and suitability.

Ready to apply? Download the Impact Fund Application Form.