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ESRC Impact Acceleration Account

The IAA supports a comprehensive portfolio of activities and resources across the social sciences community to maximise the potential for impact from social science research.

Our focus is on the conversion of established research into impact through support for new engagement activities.

The award is worth £760,000 in total, and runs from 1st July 2014 - 31st March 2018.

Application deadlines are listed below. We aim to notify applicants of the outcome within 10 working days of the meeting at which it was considered.

We also accept applications of up to £3,000 for the 'rapid-response' mode of funding at any time and these applications are considered outside of the meeting schedule.

Application Deadlines 2016-17

Deadline Date Management Committee Meeting Date
26th July 2016 9th August 2016
23rd September 2016 4th October 2016
18th November 2016 29th November 2016
16th January 2017 24th January 2017
3rd March 2017 14th March 2017
21st April 2017 2nd May 2017
9th June 2017 20th June 2017

Handbook and Application Form

Further details about what you can apply for and the application process, including the criteria are available in the IAA Handbook available to download here (PDF Document).

IAA application form (Word Document).

PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE CASE FOR SUPPORT AND COSTINGS ARE INCLUDED WITHIN THE APPLICATION FORM, AND NOT AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS TO THE APPLICATION.

What type of activities does the IAA support?

The IAA supports a comprehensive portfolio of activities and resources for Social Scientists at Warwick, which maximise the potential for impact from social science research.

A selection of the projects and activities that have been supported by the Impact Acceleration Account so far is available here.

Special calls for proposals

The IAA is currently promoting the following special funding calls:

  • Cross-faculty Impact Networks - 2-3 awards of up to £8000 to build impact networks on research themes significant to current social science debate.
  • Impact Apprenticeships: Funding is available for departments to support a PhD student or post-doctoral researcher to work on a Social Sciences impact project for up to 1 month. Apprentices will benefit from training and mentoring to develop their impact knowledge and skills.

Contact the faculty impact officers for further information and advice on applying:

Claire Battye C dot Battye at warwick dot ac dot uk
Stephanie Seavers
S dot Seavers at warwick dot ac dot uk


Grant holders end of project report

At the end of their project, Grant holders are requested to submit a brief summary of their expenditure and fill in a short end of project report.