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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 total funding award was approximately £600,000 to be spent over the period April 2017 to March 2020. The majority of the funding has been allocated but a reserve was kept, this can now be allocated to short duration projects. A total of £40,000 is currently available.

This last QUB EPSRC IAA call for applications is now open and will close at 12noon on Monday 30th September 2018. These will be funding available for secondments, Collaboration Catalyst (working with a partner) and Demonstration of Commercial Principle projects. 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 around £5,000 but could increase to £10,000 with good justification. 

All of the remaining funding will be 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 (Sept 2019)

IAA Guidance (Sept 2019)