Preparing for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award or other grants?

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Grant applications often require researchers to demonstrate the impact and engagement of previous research outputs. Academic impact of research can be demonstrated by metrics such as Field-Weighted Citation Impact and Author H-index and are calculated using journal articles, conference papers, etc.

Societal impact or engagement is the way in which research has benefited society, for example, improved medical treatments, more effective teaching methods in schools, better understanding and discussion of political ideas, and can be more difficult to demonstrate.

Scholarly Services has a range of tools and services to assist researchers with demonstrating research impact and engagement within grant applications.

  • A good starting point is the Research Impact online guide:     This guide will link researchers to discipline specific information, advice  and resources.
  • A range of strategies and links to information on how to increase online profile and engagement can be found in the Researcher Profiles,  Identifiers and Social Networks guide:
  • Online activity from a variety of sources may also contribute to the overall picture of the impact or engagement of a particular research project or publication, and are not limited to publications in scholarly journals.    Find here a guide to locating metrics – otherwise known as Altmetrics – related to multiple online activities:

Still not sure which metrics to use, how to find them, what they mean?   Contact your liaison librarian – they are familiar with the specific tools for your discipline


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