EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)
The EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) is a smaller, follow-on grant from the Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA). The KTA finished on 30 September 2012 and the IAA started on 1 October 2012 and runs for three years.
There are some changes from the KTA, as the IAA will be funding projects which relate to an EPSRC grant, either during or within a few years of completion, to stimulate pathways to impact and collaborative research & development projects. Non-EPSRC award-holders can apply in collaboration with a current or recent EPSRC award-holder (PI or Co-I).
Feasibility Awards of up to £5K (exceptionally £10K) are available for pathways to impact activities such as secondments, showcasing events, development of demonstrators, etc.
Travel Awards of up to £500 are available for visits to non-academic external organisations to build relationships, develop pathways to impact plans and showcase research. Applications are via email to your Departmental KE Champion.
Partnership Awards are collaborative R&D projects, match-funded by external organisations.
Further information is available to staff:
- Impact Acceleration Account Original Call for Proposals
- Expression of Interest for Feasibility Awards
- Expression of Interest for Partnership Development Award
Contact points and further details of the calls can be found in the calls for proposal documents above.
The next deadline for Feasibility Award Expression of Interest applications will be: Wednesday 21 May 2014, 12 Noon.
See the IAA Briefing Session slides for further information.
For enquiries, please contact the IAA Team.
The Impact Assessment Group is a committee authorised by the Knowledge Exchange Board to allocate IAA funding on its behalf. It reviews the IAA Partnership Development Award projects as they progress and when they complete. The IAG meets quarterly, summary minutes of the IAG are available on the IAA News page. The IAG is chaired by Professor Jane Millar, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research).
The Knowledge Exchange Forum is a group of representatives known as KE Champions from each department across the University. Originally set up in 2009 by the Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA), with support from Staff Development, the Forum allocates IAA Feasibility Awards to encourage pathways to impact. The KE Forum is chaired by Professor Chris Frost, Department of Chemistry; the Deputy Chair is Dr Aftrofiti Stathi, Department for Health.