EPSRC IAA 2020-2021 Call for proposals

The University has been awarded a further £565,330 Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funds for the period 2020-2021.

We are pleased to announce a new call for standard IAA project proposals. These projects can commence no earlier than 1st April 2020 and must be concluded no later than 31st March 2021. Projects are expected to be in the region of £5,000 to £40,000, and applicants should follow the updated guidelines for IAA projects. Please also ensure that you use the latest version of the IAA application form.

The aim of the IAA is to increase the global impact of the University through greater levels of external engagement and entrepreneurship. It can support a range of interventions with a focus on investments that pump-prime wider KE activities and impact generation.

The deadline for submission is Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 10.00 am.

Please submit your proposals by email to Keith Dingwall.

As before, we can also accept the submission IAA fast Track proposals for projects of up to £3,000 at any time.




EPSRC IAA Research Associate Call for Project Proposals

  • Are you an EPSRC funded Research Associate?
  • Do you have a vision that could develop your research to create impact?
  • Can you demonstrate the leadership skills to drive a project from funding application, through delivery to a successful outcome?

The University of Glasgow’s EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) is pleased to announce a new call for applications from EPSRC funded Research Associates for project proposals which will develop impact based on their research.

For this call we will fund up to three projects, each with a maximum value of £20,000. Eligible costs include salary, travel, consumables, access to facilities and sub-contracting. Project activities can include:

  • Collaborative development in partnership with industry or other external stakeholder;
  • Secondment into industry to take forward the application of research outputs
  • Secondment of staff from an external partner to work on a project on-site at the university
  • Proof of concept activity within the University
  • Prototype / demonstrator development

These are examples of the type of work which could be undertaken through this funding - we strongly encourage innovative proposals. If you are unsure of the eligibility or any other aspect of your idea please get in touch with Keith Dingwall, IAA Project Manager to discuss your idea further.

The aim of this call is to provide RA’s with an opportunity to lead their own knowledge exchange and impact generation activities. The project is likely to be undertaken at the end of your current research project; however there can be flexibility in timing to suit the circumstances. Projects must be driven by the individual researcher, and approval from your supervisor/research project PI is required. Note that some Research Fellows can also apply - please contact Keith Dingwall to discuss eligibility.

To be eligible for this funding you will need to be able to demonstrate a link between your proposal and EPSRC funded research. This does not need to be the project that you are working on currently and could be a previous or related project. Where appropriate a suitable industry champion or KE mentor should be identified and incorporated into the proposal. If you are not able to identify someone, we will work with you to identify a suitable person. In addition to a completed Standard IAA Application form please provide in the covering email with your submission a short statement outlining how you expect that the award of this funding will support your career development.

One of the aims of the EPSRC IAA is to stimulate culture change by involving early career researchers in impact-related activity and to support them in the creation of industrial partnerships and development of non-academic networks. By leading an independent project RA’s will strengthen their track record, enhancing their chances when pursuing opportunities such as fellowships or positions out with academia.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 10.00 am. Please use the standard for your proposal and please refer to the guidelines and eligibility / assessment criteria. Submit your proposals by email to Keith Dingwall. If you have an idea for a project and would like to discuss it further please contact IAA Project Manager Keith Dingwall, tel. 0141 330 4752.