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The EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account:- The EPSRC had previously provided funding to QUB to support projects that will help to deliver greater impact from EPSRC-funded research. The funding was devolved to QUB and the University chose to support a number of different themes. Following on from positives outcomes, EPSRC has awarded a further £600,000 to be spent through the Impact Acceleration Account at QUB.

The latest QUB IAA call for applications is open and will close on Friday 30th November 2018. These will be funding available for secondments, Collaboration Catalyst (working with a partner), Demonstration of Commercial Principle and Enterprise Fellowship support. Secondments that involve Government or the Civil Service in either Stormont or Westminster are encouraged. Typically funding will be between £5,000 and £25,000 for each project supported, for details please see the guidance notes. It is anticipated that a total of around £100,000 will be allocated to a portfolio of projects in this round. There will be another two calls in 2019. 

In addition to the normal categories, there is also an opportunity to propose an idea on Digital Dissemination and Transformation. This is targeting proposals that can use digital technologies to have a transformative effect across a wide range of projects and to work with partners such as the Digital Catapult. Up to £35,000 will be available for this category. Please note there is a separate application form for proposals in this section.

The aim is for this funding to be allocated in this call and applications are encouraged from all areas of the University.

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, please contact Jason Wiggins

Useful Documents and Links

IAA General Application Form (Nov 2018)
IAA Digital Application Form (Nov 2018)
IAA Guidance (Nov 2018)



Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)