UK Data Service 3rd Data Impact Fellows programme

Please note: applications for this programme have now closed and we plan to announce the new Data Impact Fellows in April 2019. This page remains here for reference.

We are delighted to announce the third round of our ESRC funded Data Impact Fellows.

The UK Data Service is supporting the long range-use of its data and resources by new generations of researchers and analysts using Service data - from the earliest stages of, and throughout their career - with the third round of its prestigious Data Impact Fellows programme.


New: We are extending the programme for 2019-2021 to include researchers and analysts working in registered charities as well as researchers in UK higher education institutions.


The programme is an open competition for researchers and analysts at a relatively early stage in their research career. Applicants must be using data from the UK Data Service and have a specific focus on impact in their research

Information for applicants

Five awards are offered to the value of £2000 per Fellow. The programme will run over 2 years from May 2019. Fellows will be able to draw on the award on a receipt-for-cost basis.

The award will help with impactful public engagement activity such as:

  • meetings and events to collaborate with other organisations and communities
  • events which directly impact on stakeholders or influence policymakers
  • holding focus groups
  • international conference costs.

Timing of the programme

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Call for applications opens

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Application deadline

w/b 1 April 2019

Panel meets and appoints the Fellows

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Winners announced

Tuesday 21 or Wednesday 22 May 2019

Initial meeting event for Impact Fellows in Manchester or London