There is an opportunity for two Fellows or Lecturers to serve on the IAG for up to two years, working with colleagues including the Chair, Professor Sarah Hainsworth, Pro-VC (Research), Associate Deans for Research and professional services as well as external members from the business community and funders.

The Group ensures that institutional impact acceleration funding is used to support activities which drive knowledge exchange, innovation and impact, underpinned by a culture of inclusivity and responsible innovation.

The purpose of the role is to:

  • provide experience of committees for staff at the early stages of their career
  • for the IAG to benefit from the diversity of experience that ECR members contribute to the group

The role would suit candidates with an interest in knowledge exchange (KE) and research impact, and may be of particular interest to ECR staff who have had KE or Impact-related funding in the past, or been involved in projects of that type.

Candidates from protected groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Expectations of the role

As an active Member of the IAG, you will:

  • attend quarterly meetings (approx. 2hrs each, with up to 1hr preparation time), where possible, and occasional extraordinary meetings or related activities, as needed
  • contribute to discussion and decision-making about impact-related funding programmes, activities and processes, and identify opportunities to improve their delivery, where possible
  • review funding applications for IAA awards (usually once or twice per year – note that you may need to reserve around 1 working day to review applications for larger rounds), and monitor their progress
  • maintain confidentiality, declare any conflicts of interest and adhere to necessary actions to ensure actual or potential conflicts are managed appropriately

How to apply

Please submit your response to the following questions in the body of an email to by the deadline of Tuesday 17 January, 12pm:

  1. How might membership of the Group benefit your personal or professional development? (100 words max.)
  2. What can you bring to the role – for example, experience of KE and research impact, research translation/commercialisation, public engagement or other relevant experience which might be beneficial? (100 words max.)

A list of current members is available on the IAG webpage.

Please contact Alice Hovanessian, Secretary to the IAG, if you have any questions or would like to discuss the role: / 01225 384583.

Candidates will be informed of the outcome on 1 February 2023, and the successful candidates will be invited to attend the next quarterly IAG meeting scheduled on 8 February 2023.