Accelerating Business Collaboration

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has made funding available to build the capacity and capability of social science doctoral students and early career researchers to engage with business.

The Accelerating Business Collaboration (ABC) funding will be delivered via the Oxford ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) and the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (GUDTP).

ABC-funded activities are open to all social science PhD and ECR researchers from the five partner institutions: Brunel University London, Oxford Brookes University, The Open University, University of Oxford and University of Reading. You do not need to be currently funded by the ESRC to be involved in this initiative.

Why collaborate with business?

Social Sciences Division Researcher Development

Researcher Development is a team within the Social Sciences Division (SSD) responsible for delivering transferable skills training and development opportunities to SSD doctoral researchers and early career researchers. Visit the Researcher Development team's pages.

Further information

For further information on Accelerating Business Collaboration, please contact Denitsa Filipova (