Analysis of REF2021 Impact Case Studies for the SHAPE disciplines

  • The British Academy
  • 03/11/2022
Researcher, Senior researcher, Project lead Democracy and Governance Inequalities International Development


The aim of the scheme is to provide a comprehensive analysis of REF2021 Impact Case Studies in the SHAPE disciplines (social sciences, arts and humanities for people and the economy). For this research commission, the British Academy is working in association with the Academy of Social Sciences. The research to be commissioned here will provide a solid evidence base on which the British Academy and the Academy of Social Sciences, as well as others, can build upon to articulate the value of research in these disciplines with respect to the impact that they have on UK society and around the world.

The overarching research question for this project is:

What are the stories, successes and cumulative effects on people, the economy, policy and society of the impact of research in the SHAPE disciplines as demonstrated by the REF 2021 impact case study data?

Project Type

Consulting - Tender opportunity


GBP 145,000

Application deadline