The ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) supports a range of activities to maximise the potential for impact from social sciences research. This includes the provision of faculty led training, events and resource materials alongside a responsive fund available to social scientists across the University.
**Please note with the execption of the IAA NGO Data Fund, the IAA is not accepting applications in the next funding round (deadline 19th April 2018), due to budget restraints. We will notify departments as soon as possible if there will be a further funding round in June. We are also not currently accepting Rapid Repsonse applications.**
The IAA offers grants of up to £20,000 to support activities that will accelerate the impact of social sciences research. This can include engagement activities to facilitate impact from established research, as well as meetings and workshops to develop new research ideas and partnerships with non-academic collaborators.
The IAA has a number of funding streams available, which are listed below. Please contact the Impact Managers to discuss which funding stream might suit your needs best.
Grants of up to £20,000 to support activities that will accelerate the impact of social sciences research, and the development of relationships with non-academic partners.
Grants of up to £3000 to enable social scientists to respond quickly to an unexpected opportunity to accelerate the impact of their research.
Grants of up to £6,000t o enable social scientists to explore opportunities for data reuse within Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and implementation agencies that operate in an Official Development Assistance (ODA) context.
Grants of up to £20,000 to facilitate the initiation or development of collaborations between Warwick social scientists and non-academics based in a developing country.
Funding to support a PhD student or post-doctorial reesarcher to work on a social sciences impact project for up to 1 month.
Awards of up to £8000 to build cross-faculty Impact Networks on research themes significant to current social science debate.
Application Deadlines 2017-18
Please note with the exception of the IAA NGO Data Fund, the IAA is not accepting applications in the April/May 2018 funding round, due to budget restraints. We will notify departments as soon as possible if we are able to accept applications in June.
|Submission Deadline||Management Committee Meeting Date|
|21 September 2017||3 October 2017|
|16 November 2017||28 November 2017|
|11 January 2017||23 January 2018|
|1 March 2018||13 March 2018|
|19 April 2018||1 May 2018|
|7 June 2018||19 June 2018|
The IAA has already funded a number of successful impact activities underpinned by social science research. A selection of the projects and activities that have been supported by the Impact Acceleration Account so far is available here.
Contact the faculty impact managers for further information:
Claire Gerard C dot Gerard at warwick dot ac dot uk
C dot Silvester at warwick dot ac dot uk