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Measuring Your Research Impact

Tracking Grants and Awards

Grants and awards - whether for scholarship, teaching, service, or something else - are a unique part of the impact ecosystem. Some ways to measure, track, and understand the impact of grants might include:

  • Specific role (PI, co-PI, etc.)
    • If this was a team effort: what was the breakdown of contributions?
  • Amount awarded
    • If the grant is ongoing: funds intended vs. funds obligated
  • Funding organization's identity (agency, foundation, etc)
    • Selectivity (was this a competitive grant? What was the acceptance rate?)
  • Outcome
    • Creation of particular programs
    • Interviews/testimony from communities
    • News articles/attention from the media
    • Publications/patents
      • Number of citations of the resulting publications