EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account


The EPSRC IAA schemes below are open to all disciplines across the University where researchers have prior EPSRC funding through a grant or doctorate. For more details see the Application Guidelines and relevant application form below.

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed at regular meetings of the EPSRC IAA Funding Panel. We aim to notify applicants as soon as possible following each Funding Panel meeting. Funding will be awarded approximately every 10-12 weeks, until the IAA is spent out. 

For more information on the EPSRC IAA or if you have other project ideas for applying your research with and/or for external audiences and commnunities, please contact Lucy Stephens (eligibility and submission process), Lisa Kehoe (proposal development, Engineering Faculty), Michael Reilly (proposal development, Science Faculty) in Research and Enterprise Development (RED). 

You may also find it helpful to see the University's current and previous EPSRC IAA projects, or our Research Impact Stories (some of them directly related to EPSRC research) or University News items. 

Submission deadlines:

5pm Mon 14th Aug 2017 - Funding Panel meeting Fri 1st Sept 2017,

5pm Mon 23rd Oct 2017 - Funding Panel meeting Mon 6th Nov 2017,

5pm Mon 8th Jan 2018 - Funding Panel meeting Tues 23rd Jan 2018,

5pm Mon 26th March 2018 - Funding Panel meeting Mon 9th April 2018,

5pm Mon 11th June 2018 - Funding Panel meeting Tues 26th June 2018,

then every 10-12 weeks.

Knowledge Transfer Secondment awards 

Up to £50k for secondments to/from the University, part-time or full-time for any researcher, academic or external collaborator.

Knowledge Transfer Secondment application form

Exploratory Impact awards 

Up to £15k for projects that build the earliest stages of impact

Exploratory Impact award application form

Commercialisation awards 

Up to £60k for projects with a clear commercial opportunity and a route to market. These awards are to develop specific commercial opportunities, enabling partners and investors to advance the Technology Readiness Level of research. These proposals must be developed with the University's Research Commercialisation team.

Commercialisation application form

Faculty Impact Travel Award

Up to £500 per award is available for travel and workshops that further impact in the Faculties of Science and Engineering. Please contact Andrew Wray for further details.

 - Faculty Impact Travel application form

Nurturing impact event slides - 14th June 2016

Andrew Wray, Knowledge Exchange Manager - Scene Setting

Michele Barbour, School of Oral & Dental Science - Academic Experience

Tom Scott, School of Physics - Academic Experience

Peter Gist - Director/Fellow, Arup - Industry advice

Simon McIntosh-Smith, Department of Computer Science - Business Fellows

Faith Smith - Resources for engaging with industry