EPSRC IAA 2020 - 2021

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded the University of Glasgow a further £565,330 for the period 2020-2021 in addition to the £1.69m Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) awarded in 2017. These funds are being used to increase the global impact of the University through greater levels of external engagement and entrepreneurship.

The Impact Acceleration Account supports a range of interventions with a focus on investments that pump-prime wider KE activities and impact generation. The IAA aims to deliver this by focusing on 4 core objectives:

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Partnership development
  • Researcher mobility
  • Capacity building and culture change

The EPSRC IAA provides funding to build on previous EPSRC-funded research projects. Examples of eligible activities include: prototyping, collaborative development, enterprise, industry secondments, and travel to meet with collaborators or attend industry events. The IAA Management Group will announce activities that will support networking and relationship building and involve relevant staff. There will also be directed calls throughout the IAA period.  

If you would like to apply for EPSRC IAA funds, please discuss your idea with a a member of the IAA Team, or a Business / Research Development, KE or Impact Manager in your College.


Download the EPSRC IAA 2020-21 Application Form for standard IAA projects of up to £40,000.

Download the ‌EPSRC IAA 2020-21 Fast Track Application Form for projects of £3,000 or less.


Please ensure that you read the application guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting your application. For further guidance please see our new resources page.

Learn more about the University of Glasgow's EPSRC IAA strategy, priorities and management structure.


EPSRC IAA Impact Festival 2019

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February 2020 -

Materials Research Exchange 2020 takes place in London 19-20th Feb. Contact the IAA if you're interested in attending this event.