EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) 2017-2020

Laura Bates
Thursday 7 June 2018

The University of St Andrews is one of 33 Universities in the UK with an Impact Acceleration Account from EPSRC, which is intended to promote and increase the impact of the instituti

on’s EPSRC funded research.  We have been awarded IAA funding in the region of £570k for the period 2017-2020.

EPSRC IAA Application Form 2017-18

The EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account is intended to:

  • Strengthen user/academic engagement
  • Strengthen the exchange of knowledge through culture and capability development
  • Support KE and commercialisation in the early stages, by progressing research outputs/outcomes to the point where they would be supported by other funding
  • Support activities that enable impact to be achieved in an effective and timely manner including secondments and people exchange

The University of St Andrews proposes to use the funding to provide support mainly in two areas

  • Project development – at the early and later stages of impact, to the point where projects would be supported by other funding. The previous two calls have focussed on this area.
  • Researcher development – training, networking, building external relationships and ‘people exchange’

Most projects will be awarded following rolling open calls, but some funds will be set aside for centrally organised activities, such as training and networking events.

The University particularly welcomes applications from anyone who has not applied for EPSRC IAA funding before. The applicant does not have to be the PI on an earlier EPSRC grant, or even working in an ‘EPSRC discipline’, as long as the proposed project builds on some EPSRC funded research. Please see the Guidance Notes and Application Form for more details.

EPSRC IAA Application Form 2017-18

  • The next open call will be from Friday 1st June 2018 to the deadline of 5.00 p.m. Friday 31stth August 2018. This call is intended for projects which are due to start from October 2018 onwards.
  • The suggested maximum for this call is £5k per application.

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