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EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account

EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)

EPSRC has provided funding to QUB to support projects that will help to deliver greater impact from EPSRC-funded research. Funding has been extended until the end of February 2022.  This is the final Call under the current grant and we expect it to be quite competitive.

The final call this year for EPSRC IAA projects will open on Monday 17 May 2021, and the closing date is Friday 11 June 2021.  Any applications received prior to the deadline will be considered in this call. 

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 also 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. For further details on this scheme, or to discuss your potential applications, please contact Joan Grieve, IAA Officer in the Business Alliance team,  who can help to guide you through the process. Details on the scheme, and the application form, can be access in the documents below.   

Useful Documents and Links:

IAA Guidelines

IAA Application Form