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Bioscience Impact Team

Two internal funding calls are now open

BBSRC Impact Acceleration account (IAA) closing 29th October 2021

Funding is available to progress BBSRC-funded research as follows :

  • Pump priming activities.
  • Impact projects for BBSRC-funded early career researchers.
  • Short term secondments and people exchange.
  • Events such as workshops and policy workshops.

More details : Bioscience Impact Team internal funding

BBSRC Flexible Talent Mobility account (FTMA2) closing 28th October 2021

FTMA funding is currently available for :

  • Innovation Placements - for recently submitted PhD students working in the BBSRC remit to undertake a short placement wiht an industrial partner.
  • Industry engagement activities - for early career researchers - postdoctoral researchers and newly submitted PhD students to engage with industry partners.

More details : Bioscience Impact Team internal funding



The Research Communications team in the University’s Office of External Affairs and Communications has been working hard this year to promote the University of Cambridge’s COVID-19-related research and researchers to the outside world. If your research is helping to tackle any aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact please contact Jacqueline Garget, Communications Manager for Biological Sciences Research, to discuss potentially promoting it.

Researcher profiles | Research stories | Beyond the Pandemic

Many of these articles have led to national and international media coverage for the researchers in newspapers, websites, on radio and TV, and are helping to inform discussions to make progress in tackling the pandemic.


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Support We Offer

We have specific responsibility for the School of the Biological Sciences. If you are in any of the School’s departments, institutes or units , or one of the theme groups please contact us for support on any aspect of research translation and/or impact, e.g. General advice on translation and impact...

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Case Studies

Research translation and the resulting impact do not follow a set formula or route. Through the case studies in this section, we aim to give you an idea of the many different outcomes, timescales, partnerships and resources that have been involved in generating impact from biological sciences...

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The Research Strategy Office team works with researchers and research groups to help develop collaborative cross-School, cross-disciplinary research activity, facilitate the development of institutional relationships with major research funders, support the University's submission to the REF...

Read more at: What is Impact?

What is Impact?

Impact is the demonstrable contribution of excellent research to society and the economy, through the application of knowledge to generate meaningful outcomes . The application can be commercial, clinical, environmental, or related to industry, policy or public perceptions. Impact involves creating...