ESRC Impact Acceleration Accounts

Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAAs) provide UK research organisations (ROs) that have a strong base of social sciences research with funding to support impact. This funding allows ROs to work with partners from all sectors to apply social sciences knowledge to challenges in society. The University of Leeds is one of 26 UK organisations with ESRC IAAs. Each offers opportunities for researcher-led collaboration with non-academic partners from any sector, and of any size. These partners range from multinational corporations to community groups. Collaborations can be formal partnerships or informal knowledge exchange. Many IAAs provide opportunities for partners and collaborators to help build links with researchers and ROs through projects and training. Individual IAA projects range in scale from a few hundred pounds to tens of thousands of pounds each.