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ESRC Impact Acceleration Account call for expressions of interest - Deadline Thursday, 30 November

(10 November 2017)

The ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Fund is available to Durham academics and independent researchers to help develop impact from their research. Demand for ESRC IAA grants has been extremely high since the fund was launched in 2014, and it is open to all researchers, regardless of discipline and/or the origin of the original research funding, providing the proposed impact activities align to the ESRC’s disciplinary remit of social science research as detailed in the Durham ESRC IAA Guidelines. Please note, it is planned to hold a further call in January but, in an effort to offer more help and support to those who would like to apply for IAA funding, we are currently seeking Expression of Interest (EoI) proposals from potential applicants for the January Call. This is to assist the scoping of IAA proposals, prior to a full application being made. Once the expressions of interest have been received, meetings and further discussions can be arranged prior to submission by the call deadline date.

Expression of Interest Submission Process

  • We encourage academics to speak to their relevant department Impact Officer ahead of the submission of their Expression of Interest form;
  • Please send your EoI to Elaine Grieveson, ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Manager at: EoI Deadline: Thursday 30 November 2017
  • This will enable the IAA team to discuss proposals with you and fully assess if it is most appropriate to IAA or Research Impact Funding (RIF), prior to any full application to the IAA for the January deadline;

Please note that, whilst it is not mandatory to complete an EoI in order to submit an IAA application in the January Call, we do consider it helpful to discuss proposals ahead of any full submission being made.For information, the January call deadline will be: 5.00pm on Thursday 25th January 2018. 

Further details and information about the Impact Acceleration Account and previous awards can be found at:

Alternatively, please email me at or call 0191 334 9116.

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