Webinar: Planning the Pathway To Impact for GRF and ECS 2020/21

Sep 12, 2019 | webinar

On 26th September at 1pm HK time, Vertigo Ventures will run a webinar for Hong Kong-based academics and research office staff who are involved with grant applications. The Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council (RGC) has once again invited applications for the General Research Fund (GRF) 2020/21 and the Early Career Scheme (ECS) 2020/21. For this round of applications, RGC requires all applicants to explain: (1) how they will capture their impact; (2) how they will identify their potential beneficiaries and stakeholders; (3) what their planned activities will be; and (4) what evidence they are going to collect for impact reporting and how.

During this 45-minute webinar, Dr. Mary Ho will share with you what impact is and how to create and present impact plans. We will also help you understand what you can do to improve the ‘reach and significance’ of your projects in the long run.

You can register for the webinar on Zoom via this link up to 24 hours before the webinar start time.


The webinar will last for approximately 45 minutes and will cover the following:

– Brief introduction of what impact is
– How to create and present impact plans
– What you can do to improve the ‘reach and significance’ of your projects in the long run
– Q&A


1. To have a clear understanding of what impact is.
2. To understand what impact your research could have and to start planning for it.

Speaker background

Dr. Mary Ho is our Hong Kong-based Impact Officer. When she is not busy teaching ‘Business Ethics and Social Responsibility’ at the HKUST Business School in Hong Kong, Mary is often working with our Hong Kong clients on developing their impact case studies. She has a background in community engagement and programme evaluation, with over 10 years of experience in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).