ESRC Impact Acceleration Account

Managed by the Social Sciences Division’s Research,Impact and Engagement 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 KE 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, University of Reading, and The Open University.

Support for 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 impact achievements.

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.