Finally, a workshop that helps you write a winning grant application!
NHMRC Investigator Grant
Impact Track Record Workshop
Identifying and articulating research impacts
Exciting news! The latest dates for the NHMRC Investigator round have been announced, and it will open on the 13th of September 2023.
Are you an academic researcher eager to make a lasting impact with your research and secure NHMRC grants successfully? We invite you to a comprehensive half-day workshop that focuses on specific understanding, skill-building, and articulation elements of research impact. With a limited number of seats available (25 participants only), this exclusive workshop ensures personalized attention and ample opportunities for interaction.
Access to workshop recording for one month
Our insider guide to writing the impact track record elements
In the previous round of Investigator grants, 29% of our clients were successful in securing more than $16,500,000 in research funding
This live and online half-day workshop focuses on specific understanding, skill building and articulation elements of research impact. The workshop will support you through the process of understanding impact, identifying the adopters and users of your research and mapping your impacts. We will show you how to use your impact map and turn it into a compelling impact narrative in your track record.
We want to help you take your work to the next level. You will gain the skills, and understand tools to capture meaningful information that you can use when writing about impact in grant application track record.
There is an increasing need to understand how to best structure, articulate and communicate your research impact. This workshop is designed to help you do just that.
Understanding research impact
- Deep dive into the four types of impact, as required by the NHMRC (Knowledge, Health, Economic, and Social)
- Consideration of the value and impact of all research outputs (including datasets and software) in addition to research publications
- Indicators of impact
- Consideration of the broad range of impact measures including qualitative indicators of research impact, such as influence on policy and practice.
- Outputs vs. outcomes for impact
- Gain clarity around dissemination activities versus reach versus impact
- Evidence considerations by impact and indicator type, what is needed to support your claims
- Identify the impact activities used to translate the research and the audiences of these activities.
- Mapping research users to identify potentially uncaptured impacts and to build the impact pathway as part of a narrative.
Writing the impact sections
- Breaking down the impact track record components
- Anatomy of the impact track record sections
- What goes in each section, and how to frame the elements
- Building the case study, with examples
- How to articulate impact in a compelling way
- Linking the research and the researcher’s contribution to the impact
Workshop structure & modules
The session will be live online so that you have the opportunity to fully participate in the same way you would in a traditional face to face workshop. We will be using Zoom for the sessions, and participants will have the ability to ask questions using their microphones. If you can’t make a session, you will get access to the recording after the workshop.
Your Workshop Facilitator
Dr Tamika Heiden
After the workshop, participants will have mapped engagement with stakeholders, impact activities, and relevant indicators and identified potential evidence for use in their case study. They will have begun writing the case study with the appropriate language to articulate and highlight their past impacts.
What people say about our services
This is my first big grant, and after attending this seminar I have a really useful guide to follow for each section. I am more confident that I will be able to write my grant. I particularly like the handouts and worksheets.
Workshop Participant, Deakin University
This workshop has equipped with necessary understanding and skills to write my Investigator Grant. Lots of good tips and strategies were provided.