Socio-Legal Studies Association
Where law meets the social sciences & humanities

SLSA support for impact and engagement activities

The SLSA Board is delighted to announce the launch of a new suite of support and funding for impact and engagement activities by SLSA members. Commencing in spring 2022, the SLSA Board is offering three new ways to support the impact activities of our members.

The three new funding streams are:

1. Impact Grants

2. Stream Convenor Impact Funding

3. Annual Impact Prize

For details of all impact grantholders, see our roll of honour.

Impact Grants

This new grants scheme will fund impact activities, including public engagement activities. All SLSA members (including PGR students) will be eligible to apply for an impact grant of up to £1500. As with all SLSA funding streams, the funds must be administered by the applicant’s research institution. There will be an annual deadline of 31 May.


Before applying, please consult the Impact Grant Guidance Notes. Applications must be made using the Impact Application Package

Stream Convenor Impact Funding

Recognising the important role that SLSA stream, theme and ‘current topic’ convenors have in acting as a focal point for bringing members together in key areas, the SLSA Board has decided to make a limited amount of funds available to help create capacity building and networking opportunities to develop pathways towards impact. A maximum of £1000 per activity will be available. This is primarily intended to support involvement from non-academic partners. This is an open call and applications will be considered in advance of the next SLSA Board Meeting.


Before applying, please consult the Stream Convenor Impact Funding Guidance Notes. Applications must be made using the Stream Convenor Impact Funding Application Package

Annual Impact Prize

A new annual prize worth £250 will be awarded to recognise and celebrate excellence in non-academic impact arising from socio-legal research. All current SLSA members, including PGR members, will be eligible to nominate themselves or others using the SLSA Impact Prize Nomination Form. Nominees must be based at a UK higher education institution, but need not be SLSA members. The deadline for nominations will be 1 November each year, and the shortlist and winners will be announced alongside other SLSA prizes at our Annual Conference.

Please see the Annual Impact Prize Guidance and Nomination Form.


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