When writing an impact section in a funding proposal, you're expected to predict the future impact of your work and map out a pathway toward it. If you're writing an impact case study, you will pull together evidence to tell a convinving story about how your work has made a difference. These are two very different tasks. But the tools and resources on this page will help you write convincingly about impact, no matter where you are on your research journey.

In any case, your writing needs to be accessible and inclusive. So you should use simple, easy-to-understand language. Learn more with this guide by the Plain English Campaign. For more general tips on research communication, see our Promote Your Research website, as well as UCD Library’s guide on using social media to communicate about research.

Writing an impact case study

Find out what makes a good impact case study, read our guide on writing one, familiarise yourself with our case study template, and take a look at some examples. Read more >

How to write an effective impact section

Learn what makes a compelling impact section in a funding proposal. Incorporate meaningful impact planning and give yourself the best chance of being funded. Read more >

Training opportunities

We offer impact seminars and workshops to researchers at all levels, including events on writing about impact. To find out more, contact UCD's Research Impact Officer.



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