BBSRC Excellence with Impact (EwI)

The Excellence with Impact (EwI) Legacy Fund is open to all MVLS staff and postgraduate research students. Collaborative applications involving other University of Glasgow staff/students or external partners are welcomed, but the lead applicant must be part of MVLS. While funds may be used to support a range of activities resulting from previous BBSRC funding, this is not an eligibility requirement. Projects should align with one or more of the ‘Understanding’, ‘Identifying and ‘Enabling’ themes underpinning the MVLS Impact Strategy and with BBSRC key strategic research priorities or enabling themes.

Funds may be used to support a range of activities including but not limited to:

  • Developing demonstrations, mock ups or initiating product design activities
  • Interacting with external stakeholders
  • Enabling applicants to engage with potential technology users

The funding is not intended to support:

  • Generic translation activities or infrastructure
  • Patent filing or similar costs associated directly to registering intellectual property rights
  • Stand-alone public engagement and science communication activities (see above for alternative funds)
  • New research
  • Staff costs and overheads

Potential applicants should note that this funding is not designed to support public engagement activities. The MVLS Engagement with Research Fund may instead provide a suitable opportunity to support such public engagement activities.

Application Process
A rolling call for proposals is currently open. Applications should be made via the , which can be emailed to  
For more information, please watch our Applying for Translational Research Funding Video and contact Louise Mason.

Funded Projects

Principle Investigator Project Title
Mary Ryan Glasgow Centre for International Development - relaunch workshop
Shireen Davies, Julian Dow D3 patentability and FTO
Kristin Flegal Market intelligence study of medical image analysis business models
Roman Biek 16th Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Conference
Glasgow Science Festival  Digital media training
Andy Cassell Media training
Jodie Hay / Tom Hodgkinson Biotech YES competition
Matt Dalby Outreach and Stakeholder engagement at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
Anna Duncan / Alisha Aman theGIST
Vanessa Pitz Travel to Lausanne University Hospital
Craig Daly 3D/VR models
Chris Mort Tech pipeline management
Chris Mort Science Den 
Ruth McLaughlin Glasgow Science Festival