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Follow-on Fund scheme evaluation

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A specialist review panel has conducted an independent evaluation of the Follow-on Fund (FoF) scheme.

Evaluation of BBSRC's Follow-on Fund (PDF 683KB)

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Appendices (PDF 730KB)

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Objectives

  • To assess the effectiveness of the FoF in demonstrating the potential of ideas arising from our funded research to realise wider benefits through their application
  • To assess the extent to which the original technical and business plan development objectives of FoF awards were met
  • To assess the outcomes and achievements arising from the FoF, including any economic and societal impacts
  • To examine the balance and coverage of the FoF awards
  • To examine the FoF's application and administration processes
  • To identify ways to build on successes and address any identified gaps and issues

Evaluation evidence

The panel based their findings on:

  • Results of questionnaire surveys from a sample of:
    • former FoF award holders
    • current FoF award holders
    • FoF applicants
    • knowledge exchange professionals
  • Information from our databases
  • Information from publicly accessible databases

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