Socio-Legal Studies Association

Where law meets social sciences & the humanities

SLSA support for impact and engagement activities

The SLSA Board suite of support and funding for impact and engagement activities by SLSA members was launched in spring 2022. The SLSA Board offers three ways to support the impact activities of our members.

The three 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.


The Law Commission has kindly made available the PowerPoint presentation and a recording of the recent SLSA/SLS/ALT webinar on Influencing Law Reform: Tips for Effective Engagement with the Law Commission.

Impact Grants

This scheme opens for applications on the first Monday in March each year

This grants scheme funds impact activities, including public engagement activities. All SLSA members (including PGR students) are 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. The annual deadline is 31 May.


Before applying, please consult the Impact Grant Guidance Notes. Applications must be made using the Impact Application Package (last updated January 2024). 

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 made 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

This annual prize worth £250 is awarded to recognise and celebrate excellence in non-academic impact arising from socio-legal research. All current SLSA members, including PGR members, are 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 is 1 November each year. The shortlist will be published in February each year and the winner will be announced at our Annual Conference in the spring.

Please see the Annual Impact Prize Guidance and Nomination Form.


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