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EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Funding Opportunity

Impact acceleration account (IAA) is a strategic award that provides funding to Queen's University for a wide range of impact activities. This award enables 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.

EPSRC IAA Call 6 - Opens: Monday, 30 October 2023 and will Close: Monday, 11 December 2023  

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 to researchers to further support impact generation from their research for a range of project activities including Secondments, Collaboration Catalysts, Demonstration of Commercial Principle projects, Enterprise Fellowships and for Non-Commercially Focused projects.  Projects wishing to focus on non-commercial impacts and, in particular, projects with potential policy impacts are encouraged.  Applications for Enterprise Fellowships and Outward Secondments are encouraged .  Typical funding for each project is expected to be between £2,500 and £10,000 (with up to £30,000 available for secondments and enterprise fellowships).  It is not a requirement that IAA-funded projects are related to previous UKRI funding.

IAA  Call 6  Guidelines

IAA  Call 6 Application Form

Research and Enterprise Funding Information Session

Join us on Tuesday, 14th November 2023 from 11am – 1pm in the David Keir Building,  Room 01/403.  Colleagues in Research and Enterprise will present on the following funding opportunities:

  • Business Alliance including Collaborative Studentships
  • QUB’s Impact Acceleration Accounts
  • International Funding Schemes including Horizon Europe
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Register your interest to attend here.
There will be an option to join remotely.  Please note that this agenda is subject to change.


EPSRC equality, diversity, and inclusion action plan 2022 to 2025

EPSRC is committed to a long-term plan of action around equality, diversity, and inclusion and have developed an EDI action plan that sets out our priorities for 2022 to 2025. EPSRC has detailed initial actions and expected outcomes across five action sets.

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and  Responsible Innovation

Other IAA funding opportunities: AHRC, BBSRC and ESRC

The AHRC, and BBSRC  Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAA) at Queen's are open on a rolling basis.

The ESRC IAA is open for Rapid Impact.   Leading Impact / Cross + / Partnerships / Placing People is currently closed.  Impact Content and Events is open.  Please view further details here

View available opportunities here

To discuss your proposal for the above IAAs, please email and include the relevant IAA in the subject line.