ESRC Impact Acceleration Account

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account

ESRC IAA funds have been fully allocated

The ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) was awarded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) to the University of Glasgow, with the goal of supporting knowledge exchange and impact activity by Glasgow’s social scientists in the period 2014-2019. 

The account is a flexible and dynamic source of funding, distributed by a panel organised by the University, which is chaired by the Dean of Research, Professor Sally Wyke. Through its distribution, the University aims to support researchers working within the ESRC remit to:

  • Build relationships with potential ‘real world’ users of research;
  • Engage with user organisations at all stages of the research cycle;
  • Place researchers from the University into user organisations, or vice-versa;
  • Work with user organisations to establish real world ‘proof of concept’ of new ideas;
  • Improve their knowledge exchange and impact related skills.

Funding was awarded via 4 distinct strands (User Engagement, Follow-on Fund; Knowledge Exchange Placement Fund; Urgency Fund). 

ESRC IAA funding for 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 has now been fully allocated. No more applications will be considered until further notice.