The Australian Research Council Discovery Projects include sections whereby the applicant must outline the potential benefits of the research including the advancement in knowledge, economic, commercial, environmental, social and/or cultural benefits for Australia and international communities, along with the potential contribution to the Australian Government's National Science and Research Priorities. These benefit sections constitute 15% of the application score and should not be taken lightly.
Writing about benefits requires a different approach than typical scientific writing and must be in a language that can be understood by the public and the Minister, this type of writing can be difficult to master.
Our review process helps you to position your project in a compelling way.
We are experts in articulating research benefits to ensure they shine through.
We edit not just for clarity, but to position your research in the best possible light.
We use the following process for our grant consult sessions and have found this to be the most valuable and time effective for researchers.
I am excited and relieved to be successful for an NHMRC investigator award. Your session on preparing for this grant enabled me to get my head around what might be required in terms of research impact, and helped me articulate my research impact for the application. Thanks to your workshop, I learnt this important skill.
Sarah Dunstan, Melbourne University
It was an extremely insightful experience to attend the inaugural workshop on Research Impact for NHMRC Investigator Grants at the University of Melbourne in late 2018. Tamika and Cathie introduced key strategies including targeting a single research program of highest impact and providing compelling evidence of impact, and put them in the context of the increasing importance of research impact to funding bodies. The atmosphere of the session was overwhelmingly positive and there was significant time for both interactive group learning and individual proposal development. The follow-up with Tamika and Cathie via email and video conference after the session was critical to refine the proposal and produce a finished product. I would encourage other medical researchers to better understand the impact of their research through participation in this course
"It was great to have input from experts in how to write a research impact case study for grant funding purposes. But importantly, they provided guidance as to what I need to do in the future to drive impact"