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EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account

Funding call - EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account

A new call for EPSRC IAA projects will open on Monday 29 November 2021, the closing date for applications is Friday 31 December 2021.  EPSRC recognises that the IAAs are an important mechanism for delivering impact for Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) research and that there is a strong potential in supporting greater connectivity across the broader EPS ecosystem.

There will be funding available for a wide range of projects that will accelerate the impact of EPSRC research: Secondments, Collaboration Catalyst (working with a partner) and Demonstration of Commercial Principle projects, Enterprise Fellowships and for non-commercially focused impacts.  Projects wishing to focus on non-commercial impacts and in particular projects with potential policy impacts are encouraged. Applications of ECRs who have held EPSRC New Investigator Awards are encouraged.  Typically funding for each project is expected to be between £2,500 and £10,000 (with up to £25,000 available for secondments). 

For this Call we are particularly welcoming applications in the following areas:

1.  Working with and through the Alan Turing Institute, the Rosalind Franklin Institute, the Henry Royce Institute and their network of user partnerships.

2.  Support for activities which encourage business co-investment and enhance business/academic partnerships.

3.  Impact activities which contribute to regional/place agendas.

4.  Public Engagement where interaction is key to informing the research impact such as user or patient engagement as a critical pathway to achieving societal and/or economic impact

A requirement of all applications is that they must be linked in some way to a previous EPSRC grant. For further details on this scheme, or to discuss your potential applications, please contact Joan Grieve  IAA Officer in the Business Alliance team, who will be happy to guide you through the process.  Further details on the scheme, and the application form, can be accessed from the link below.  


IAA Guidelines

IAA Application Form