ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (2)

Managed by the Social Sciences Division’s Research & Impact Team, the £1.1 million ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) provides flexible funding options for a wide range of Knowledge Exchange (KE) activities with the intention of enhancing the impact of excellent social science research.

Offering £2,500 to £25,000 for academic-led impact and knowledge exchange projects, the IAA awards support engagement with all sectors, activities at every stage of development, and researchers at any point in their career. We also encourage collaboration with our O2RB regional partners: Oxford Brookes University, Reading University, and the Open University.

Support to researchers will also be made available through training, knowledge-sharing with colleagues (both inside and outside our institution), and with the return of our Excellence in Impact Awards, celebrating great impact achievements.

Please note we are not currently accepting new applications to the scheme, with the exception of the KE Dialogues scheme (for grants up to £1,000). Details of future funding calls for stages 2,3, and 4 of the programme will be announced in due course.

Please contact to discuss any potential applications.

See the Current Impact Funding Opportunities tab for full details.


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Funded ESRC IAA Projects

Oxford's social science researchers are collaborating with external partners, both nationally and internationally, to enhance the impact of their research by engaging in Knowledge Exchange activities. Find out more about the excellent projects that have received funding from Oxford's ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) and the Higher Education and Innovation Fund (HEIF) in the summaries below.