Incorporating real-world impact into research proposals

17 April 2024 10:00 - 11:00
Max Planck Institute & online
Developing impact ideas with Jeannette Littlemore (University of Birmingham)

The inclusion of real-world impact is becoming an essential component of research funding proposals. In this workshop we will explore different kinds of impact and discuss how they can be achieved. In order to do this, we will examine real-world examples of impact, including research projects that have contributed to pregnancy loss and bereavement support, advertising for health and well-being, educational improvements. In each case, we will look at how the impact was developed from the ground up through close collaboration with non-academic partners. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own research areas and to consider ways in which they might incorporate meaningful impact in current and future projects.

The workshop will last about 90 minutes in total.

In the afternoon, there will be time for individual consultations with Jeannette. If you want to have a consultation, please let us know.

This is an online event. You will get the zoom link after registration. Click here to register!

About the instructor

Jeannette Littlemore is Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics
at the University of Birmingham.

She specializes in the role of metaphor and metonymy in the expression of emotions
and is Chair of the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor.

Learn more about her work here.



This is a workshop organised by Methodological Excellence in Data-Driven Approaches to Linguistics (MEDAL) is an international consortium initiated by the University of Tartu in Estonia, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Radboud University in the Netherlands and the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Financed by the EU Horizon Europe programme (101079429) and UK Research and Innovation organisation (101079429). MEDAL’s mission is to build expertise in data-driven linguistics methodology among early-career researchers. Read more about MEDAL here.


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