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ESRC Impact Acceleration Account

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.

IAA funding

**Please note the IAA is currently not accepting applications (for any stream) due to budget restraints. We will notify departments as soon as possible should further funding become available.**

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.

Funding streams



Past projects

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
Carolyn Silvester
C dot Silvester 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.