KEF Narrative Templates Released

Research England has published a report with further detail on clustering and narrative templates for the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF). 

The reports sets out the revised KEF cluster descriptions and confirmation of cluster placements. The most significant change is the loss of the 'Social Sciences & Business' cluster. The four institutions in that cluster have been reassigned. 

Detailed information and guidance for completion of the narrative templates and self-assessment is provided. Individual Microsoft Word narrative templates are provided for download and completion by 29 May 2020. Scheduled workshops have been cancelled but alternative arrangements are being made. You can find more information at or email

The report, templates and a list of cluster placements are available to download at