We help you…
Create, Communicate & Evaluate Research Impact
We’ve already empowered thousands of researchers around the globe & we’d love to share the magic with you.
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Since 2014 we have served hundreds of groups and organisations within Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and the United States of America. To provide the broadest service and to meet the needs of our international clients, we use a mix of in-person and live online options to deliver research impact training and consulting.
What we do….
Workshops & Training
Our range of training solutions, both bespoke and packaged, for researchers and research support staff can be run online or in person.
We work with organisations and individuals on a range of projects including grant reviews and impact case studies.
Our global community of practice provides online learning and support for researchers and research support staff.
Words from our raving fans!
I found the consultation extremely helpful. It gave me greater understanding of what the funding body was looking for, and how to better present my work so it meets those requirements. I would highly recommend RIA for your next grant application.
I just wanted to share a quick note and let you know that Research Impact Academy does a really good job. I’m glad I decided to work with Research Impact Academy for my first NHMRC idea grant application. It’s really great how easy for me to organize my ideas.
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Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE DO YOU WORK?
We’re available to run workshops online or face-to-face in any location around the world – reach out and we’ll work out a solution that best meets your needs!
HOW WILL YOU HELP ME TO SECURE FUNDING?
We’ll help you to plan for, implement, capture and demonstrate research impact so that you tell a compelling story about the immense value of your research to society, and why funding it will make a profound difference.
We provide advice, feedback and a critical review on your overarching grant concept and how it’s articulated. While we don’t review your science, we do look at any sections or themes on research impact and translation. We’ll advise on how you’re articulating the value of your research and the strength of your stakeholder involvement.
I HAVE NO TIME – WILL YOU CREATE MORE WORK FOR ME?
Investing a little time now in research impact and translation know-how can save you time throughout your career on research and support you to secure funding.
DO YOU WORK WITH RESEARCHERS BEYOND HEALTH AND MEDICINE?
Every researcher holds a profound potential to create impact. No matter what you specialise in, we’re here to help and are proud to have happy clients in health, environment, business, engineering, hydrology, education, design and social sciences – to name just a few!
I’M A BASIC SCIENTIST, HOW WILL RESEARCH IMPACT HELP ME?
Research impact will transform the pure knowledge of your research in any science so that it is useful to diverse user groups. Examples include new scientific techniques and methods, policy, practice, system or behaviour change.
CAN YOU HELP WITH MY RESEARCH IMPACT PLAN?
Research impact plans are now a common funding requirement that can make or break your success. We work with researchers to plan their research impact strategies and articulate these in their funding applications.
CAN I DISCUSS MY RESEARCH IMPACT PROGRESS WITH YOU?
Our members join us for monthly interactive webinars and mastermind sessions with our founder and international research impact experts. Ask questions and get advice from the world’s impact thought leaders, we’re here to help!
Dr Tamika Heiden – Head Inspirer, Research Impact Academy
Hi, I’m Tamika Heiden, Head Inspirer and Founder.
I don’t know about you, but I became a researcher so that I could change the world! I guess I was a bit optimistic, but I really wanted to discover new things, I wanted to help people, and I wanted to make a difference somehow. These are values that have stayed with me, but I have realised that research alone, and the discovery of new evidence alone, will not make the difference that I was aiming for. I have realised the need to work in new ways to ensure that the findings of research get to the people who need to know about it, or who need to use it. Importantly, I have found and learnt proven methods, models and frameworks that can help.