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Call notice for EPSRC IAA Funding Programme

(6 October 2017)

Applications are invited for proposals to the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funding programme, which is aimed at helping Durham academics to develop impact from their research. All projects must be linked to the EPSRC portfolio. The consultation period for development of ideas is Wednesday, 4 October until Friday, 20 October, and the deadline for booking a pitch session is 12pm on Friday, 20 October. Please read on for further details.

Applications are invited for proposals to the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funding programme, which is aimed at helping Durham academics to develop impact from their research. All projects must be linked to the EPSRC portfolio.

EPSRC IAA funding is available through two streams: 

  • Knowledge Transfer Secondments (KTS): Continuing the very successful outward secondments of university staff and inward secondments of company staff. KTS allows the movement of skilled people both into and out of Durham University. 
  • Follow-On Technology Conditioning Programme (FTCP): Conditioning good basic research for future application and forming valuable intellectual property.

Important Dates

Consultation period

4 October – 20 October 2017

Last date to book a pitch session

20 October 2017 (12 noon)

Steering Group Meeting / Pitch Date

25 October 2017

The consultation period (4 October – 20 October) is in place to allow refinement of your ideas before you present your proposal to the Steering Group on the 25 October. Early contact with the Knowledge Exchange Manager (Dr Helen Moore, helen.moore@durham.ac.uk) is recommended to discuss and refine your proposal. Please contact Helen for the detailed guidance on submitting proposals and the template for the pitch to the Steering Group.

Additional calls to the EPSRC IAA funding programme will follow in January, March and May 2018. If you have any questions regarding the EPSRC IAA programme that are unclear after reading the guidelines, or you would like to discuss a potential application, please contact Helen (ext 43211; helen.moore@durham.ac.uk).