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Queen Mary Impact Fund


Are you looking for help to generate impact from your research? Are you working on an early stage commercialisation project that needs help to grow and attract external funding?

The Queen Mary Impact Fund (QMIF) is an internal impact funding competition. Its awards support Queen Mary’s researchers to undertake projects focused on:

  • commercial impact (e.g., early stage commercialisation, collaborations with industry partners);
  • non-commercial impact (e.g., policy change, societal impact, end user engagement)
  • knowledge exchange (e.g., incoming or outgoing placements/secondments); and
  • new, innovative, and imaginative approaches to knowledge exchange and impact.

If your project is funded, we would expect you to generate a REF impact case study and to prepare case studies for other organisations such as the relevant research councils.

Current internal calls

Queen Mary Impact Fund Competition

Proposals up to £10,000 ('small' stream), £50,000 ('large' stream).
Deadline: 5.00pm BST, 15 December 2021 (this deadline is closed).

You can apply for the QMIF Competition for funds up to £50,000 to support the impact of excellent QMUL research.

Proposals for funds up to £5,000 will be evaluated by the IAA Officer.
Proposals for funds up to £10,000 will be evaluated by the QMIF panel.
Proposals for over £10,000 will require an interview with the QMIF panel.

You must supply a clear action plan at the application stage.
We expect projects to start shortly after decisions have been communicated.

Eligibility: Queen Mary Academic Staff, PDRAs, final-year PhD students (please note final-year PhD students need to have their supervisor's approval and submit their thesis before starting work on Impact Fund projects). All projects will need to include a member of Queen Mary Academic Staff as the Principal Applicant.

EoI form (including guidance for applicants)

QMIF 2021-2022 Expression of Interest Form and Guidance [DOC 42KB]

We have produced a video guide to writing your Expression of Interest for the Queen Mary Impact Fund.
Please refer to the EPSRC Outputs, Outcomes and Impacts Table [PDF 10KB] before submitting your application.

For queries, please email

Completed EoI forms should be submitted to


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