WHAT ARE

IMPACT STATEMENTS?

Our Impact Statements are 1 to 2 page summaries of Multistate Research Project activities that led to (or could lead to) changes in knowledge, behavior, or social, economic, or environmental conditions. 
An Impact Statement is based on the information in a project's annual reports. An Impact Statement is developed at the end of a project's five-year funding cycle after project members submit their final report.
Our Impact Statements are used by:
  • Research project participants

  • University leaders and communications departments 

  • Regional Agricultural Experiment Stations associations

  • USDA-NIFA leaders and communications staff

  • Government officials

  • Industry partners
  • Other stakeholders

Our Impact Statements are used in:

  • Newspaper and magazine articles

  • Grant proposals

  • Media interviews

  • Speeches

  • Presentations

  • Newsletters

  • Legislative meetings

  • Social media
Curious why impact statements matter? Want to know what "impact" really means? Need help writing impact statements? Check out the video below or flip through the series on social media @MRFImpacts with #ImpactMatters. For more help with impact statements, check out our Impact Writing Workshops.