Impact Acceleration Account – deadline 6th July 2022

The ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) supports a comprehensive portfolio of activities and resources across the social science community which will maximize the potential for impact of social science research and contribute to economic and societal development regionally, nationally and internationally.

Focused on delivering impact from the outputs of on-going or completed research. It is designed to support engagement with external non-academic partners which could include national and international businesses, public and third sector organisations, or community bodies.

The IAA is open to researchers active in the social sciences across the following faculties:

• Faculty of Social Science• Arts Humanities & Culture• Environment• Leeds University Business School• Medicine & Health• Engineering

Applications are invited for projects across the following strands of activity, the maximum project length for this call is 6 months:

Responsive Mode Impact Fund – Providing funding of up to £15,000

Knowledge Exchange Fellowships – Providing funding of up to £10,000 per fellowship

PGR Placement Scheme – A scholarship of up to £1,950 will be awarded based on a 130 hour research placement

Rapid Action Fund – Funding of up to £2k is available

Public Engagement Fund – Funding of up to £5k is available

Before applying please ensure you refer to the full guidance document, please consult with your Faculty Research and Innovation Office at least two weeks prior to the submission deadline for sign off and costings. Please discuss your intention to apply to the IAA with your Head of School early on in the process.

How to apply

All application forms and guidance are available here

Please submit applications to Cheryl Harris: closing date for applications is Wednesday 6th July 2022.