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Call notice for ESRC IAA North East Fund

(20 September 2017)

A call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) for potential applications to the North East ESRC Societal & Economic Impact Acceleration Fund, is now open. This call is open for two weeks. The North East ESRC Societal & Economic Impact Acceleration Fund is designed to support impact and knowledge economy (KE) activities arising from collaboration and co-production between Durham and Newcastle researchers aligned to the priorities of the Durham/Newcastle collaborative partnership. This scheme is jointly funded by Durham and Newcastle Universities as part of their respective ESRC Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAA). Please read on for further details.

Submission process:

Your EoI should be drafted on this short 2-page form.

Completed EoI should be submitted to both institutions: (Durham) and (Newcastle), via the same email.

Closing Date:

Friday 6 October 2017, 5pm.


For eligibility of suitable projects, please refer to the fund’s guidelines. After the period for expressions of interest has closed, eligible applicants will be invited to complete a full application form.

We strongly encourage academics to speak to their ESRC IAA support team, ahead of any submission of their EoI for the NE Funding Scheme. All enquiries from Newcastle should be directed to the ESRC IAA Impact Officer, Dr Eve Forrest, ( All enquiries from Durham should be directed to the Impact Acceleration Account Manager, Elaine Grieveson (