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Exclusive: UKRI to scrap impact sections from grant applications

Memo reveals plans to scrap Pathways to Impact and Summary Impact statement from applications

UK Research and Innovation has set out plans to scrap separate impact sections from all grant applications as part of a drive to reduce bureaucracy, Research Professional News can reveal.

In an internal memo circulated among senior research council staff this week, seen by Research Professional News, the funder said its executive committee agreed at a meeting in December 2019 to remove the requirement for the Pathways to Impact attachment and Summary Impact Statement from applications submitted through the Je-S system.

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