Impact Identification, Analysis and Evaluation
Funders, including government, industry and the community need to understand what benefits are derived from the investment made in Australian research and innovation activity.
Accordingly, most funding submissions must address the impact of the proposed research project or new venture. This involves modelling or evaluating financial returns or impacts from proposed or existing initiatives in the research and technology sectors.
In a competitive funding environment, submissions that include a high quality impact assessment are more likely to survive the ‘first cut’.
Some examples include:
Impact statements for grant applications, or submissions to the ARC Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and Engagement and Impact Assessment (EI) programs
Impact tools to support CRC bids
Impact analysis for evaluation purposes e.g. Autism CRC mid-term review