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EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account

EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account  -  Funding Opportunity

Queen’s University have successfully secured another three years of EPSRC IAA funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). This award will enable researchers to develop flexible, creative and tailored approaches to increase the impact of their research by building new, or developing existing partnerships locally and across the world.

The EPSRC IAA July Call was launched on Monday, 4th July 2022 and will close on Monday, 15th August 2022 at 4pm.

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.

Funding is 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.  Typical funding for each project is expected to be between £2,500 and £10,000 (with up to £25,000 available for secondments).  Activities funded through the EPSRC IAA award should have potential to be developed into a case study, if required.

We expect IAA funding to add value to existing UKRI support.  IAA funding should enable multidisciplinary working and collaboration with non-academic partners.  It is not a requirement that IAA-funded projects are related to previous UKRI funding.  For further details on this scheme, or to discuss your potential applications, please contact Joan Grieve, IAA Officer in the Business Alliance team.

Thank you

IAA (July) Guidelines

IAA (July) Application Form