• Training Room

    Aid-funded Research Masterclass – GCRF and Newton Fund
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    Maximising impact for aid-funded research. Raise your chances of winning aid research through strategic impact planning. Full-day workshop with follow-up online training and feedback.

Duration 4 hours 30 mins

Course Type Presentation

Booking Status Archived

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Target Audience: Academics and Research Staff

This session will be particularly useful to Academics at all stages of research career; Impact Champions; research development staff; current and potential ODA funded research staff.

Date:  5th September

Time:  11:30-16:00

Venue: Business School, CW506

Places for this event are limited and priority will be given to selected staff with most aid-relevant research interests.  To register your interest in the masterclass, please email Janey Andrews (j.j.andrews@strath.ac.uk) including the following information:

  • a very brief outline of your general research area
  • list any aid-receiving countries where you have established research partners

(please note you must also attend the introductory session which you can book via the link at the bottom of the page)

Research funds like the £1.5bn Global Challenges Research Fund and £735m Newton Fund are examples of the growing number of aid funded research opportunities.  An increasing proportion of UK research funding is for challenges faced by developing countries – both low and middle income, from Chad to China, Malawi to Malaysia.

Funding depends on complying with strict international criteria for Official Development Assistance (ODA), and having impact at the core of research planning.  To secure such funding researchers have to make a strong demonstration of how they have planned for maximum impact in designing research proposals.  This goes beyond the strategies that have already been developed for REF impact case studies.  It includes analysis of stakeholders and publics, use of social media for research impact and working with policy makers.

ODA calls are highly competitive and pathways to impact statements are critical in selection processes. Prof Mark Reed, who leads the workshop has significant experience on research selection panels for aid-funded calls.

This one-day workshop will cover:

  • How to realise maximum impact on target populations
  • Impact planning templates
  • Planning through use of Logical Frameworks
  • What works… and what doesn’t work?
  • Designing and facilitating events with culturally diverse research users
  • Planning for impact, before, during and after research
  • Working with international policy makers

Participants will receive 275-page handbook and hand-outs and 5-step online follow-up course including written feedback and two one-to-one sessions following the course.

Delivered By: Prof Mark Reed (see more about Prof Reed by following the link below)


Places for this workshop are limited and priority will be given to selected staff with most aid-relevant research interests. If you would like to be considered for a place, please contact Jane Andrews. You must also attend the introductory session 9.30-11.30 which you can book by following this link:

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