Funding streams

The ESRC Impact Acceleration Account has four streams of funding available to support a range of research activities. These funding opportunities will enable our academics to build new and to strengthen existing relationships with non-academic partners.

Social Policy Networks

Up to £3,000 per application to facilitate engagement between academic researchers and key public policy formers and influencers. This funding is for the establishment of forum(s) through which relevant research and policies can be shared and discussed.

View our completed projects.

ESRC IAA Social Policy Network Application Form 2017

Impact Cultivation

This will fund initial and early-stage meetings between academic researchers and potential partners. Up to £3,000 per application will be available for a range of activities which are either discrete but impactful projects in their own right or facilitate the building of relationships and exploration of overlapping interests, and development of ideas.

View our completed projects.

ESRC IAA Impact Cultivation Award application form 2017

Project Co-creation Fund

This larger project fund, of up to £20,000 per application, was for more substantial work with committed non-academic partners. It was awarded to applications that showed the most promise of achieving significant engagement and in-depth knowledge exchange, with an emphasis on two-way collaboration and co-production.

ESRC IAA Project Co-creation Award application form 2017

Knowledge Exchange Fellowships

This fund was for applications of up to £20,000 for an academic to work in a non-academic organisation or for an external partner to work at the University. This created opportunities for both formal and informal interactions, and cementing relationships.

ESRC IAA Knowledge Exchange Fellowship application form 2017