IAA Case Studies

ESRC Impact Acceleration 2019 Awarded Projects

Responsive Mode Impact Fund

The Responsive mode fund provides flexible funding (normally up to £15,000) for cross-disciplinary projects that demonstrate strong user engagement with the potential to impact on policy and/or practice in the private, public and third sectors.

Well-being and Burnout in Teaching: Unpacking the Causes and Tackling the Problems
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The Risks and Opportunities of Emerging Market Economy Currency Internationalisation: the role of Brazil in the Mercosur
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Activating change on environmental governance through performance-based methods (PerformingChange)
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Community participation in the governance of protected areas: Sharing lessons across Africa to inform establishment of a transboundary biosphere reserve
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Kenyan, Christian, Queer: Changing Narratives of Homosexuality and Faith
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Developing employees’ verbal conflict de-escalation skills to prevent bullying and harassment
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Building an International Network for Public Engagement with Parliaments
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Evaluating the Impact of Global Digital Health Communities: The Case of Multiple Sclerosis
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The social, economic, technical and environmental values of North Sea oil & gas decommissioning for local communities and companies
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Knowledge Exchange Fellowships

The aim of the Knowledge Exchange Fellowships scheme is to facilitate interactions between external organisations and the University which build and strengthen relationships and facilitate knowledge exchange. Funding of up to £10,000 per fellowship is available to allow academic staff with the opportunity to work with a non-academic partner at their site, of for a non-academic partner to work on a project at the university for up to 12-months on either a full or part-time basis.

BITC: Redesigning ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women List’ assessment process
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Climate Emergency and Civic Coproduction
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PGR Placements

The placements scheme offers Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) the opportunity to undertake part-time research projects within local organisations. Working in a research capacity with an external partner, the researcher will have an opportunity to engage with the needs of the external organisation and to build the knowledge gained from the placement into their future research plans. A scholarship of up to £1,950 is awarded based on a 130-hour research placement.

An Evaluation of the Support and Outcomes that 'Restore' (York) Achieve with their Tenants
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Leeds Bridge Community Church (BCC)
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Placement in the Centre for Ageing Better: scoping study for integrated door -to-door transport services for older people in Leeds
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Evaluation of the Let’s Talk Sex sessions
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Public Engagement (PE) Fund

To stimulate a broad range of suitable approaches to impact, funding of up to £5,000 is available through our Public Engagement fund to support public engagement within the social sciences and promote public understanding and the impacts of research on cultural life. This fund aims to promote accessible forms of dissemination and knowledge-exchange.

Encouraging Public Engagement with Textiles Waste Management
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Rapid Action Fund

The Rapid Action Fund allows social scientists to react quickly to influence government, national and international debate, or respond to tactical, urgent and pressing opportunities in short timescales. Funding of up to £2,000 is available through this fund.

Leeds Climate Change Citizens' Jury: Recommendations Launch Event
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English for Speakers of Other Languages - A Critical Exploration of Practice, Policy and Language Ideology
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