Pathways to Impact: Research Councils call specific guidance now available

In January, UK Research and Innovation announced changes to requirements on ‘Pathways to Impact’.

Applicants to UK Research and Innovation – including the Research Councils – will no longer be required to provide a ‘Pathways to Impact’ plan or complete an ‘Impact Summary’ within grant applications from 1 March 2020.

The removal of ‘Pathways to Impact’ and the ‘Impact Summary’ sections within Je-S is a large-scale and complex process change. To make this change from 1 March 2020, Je-S will be updating schemes across UKRI throughout the working week 24-29 February.

Je-S will not close to make this change and schemes will appear to update on Je-S once the change is implemented. The complex nature of this process prevents us from publishing a timetable indicating when each scheme will be updated.

The call-specific guidance published by the awarding Research Council will detail how this change is being managed in each case can be located at the following:

A FAQ regarding this change is available here (PDF, 144KB).

The impact agenda is vital - UK Research and Innovation exists to fund the researchers who generate the knowledge that society needs, and the innovators who can turn this knowledge into public benefit.

Further information Pathways to Impact: Impact core to the UK Research and Innovation application process