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Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)

The EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account:- The EPSRC has provided funding to QUB to support projects that will help to deliver greater impact from EPSRC-funded research. The previous award concluded in March 2020 but the EPSRC have provided an extension. A total of approximately £200,000 is available for projects running between May 2020 and February 2021. It is expected that if there are sufficient applications that the majority of the funding will be allocated with this call. There may be a further call for any unallocated funds in the early autumn.

Due to the disruption from the Covid-19 shutdown, the call that was due to close in early April has been kept open. It will now close at 12noon on Monday 18th May 2020. Any applications received prior to the April deadline will be considered in this call.

These will be funding available for all types of projects; 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. Typically funding for each project is expected to be between £2,500 and £10,000 (with up to £25,000 available for secondments). 

A requirement of all applications is that they must be linked in some way to a previous EPSRC grant. This link can be considered flexibly and applications are encouraged from all areas of the University.

For further details on this scheme, please contact Jason Wiggins

Useful Documents and Links

IAA General Application Form (May 2020)

IAA Guidance (May 2020)