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  • Are you seeking funding for knowledge exchange activities to increase the impact of your research?
  • Would you like to build relationships with non-academic research users?
  • Could a placement within an external partner organisation enhance the impact of your research?
  • Would you like to bring an external practitioner to work with you in Oxford?

The Social Sciences Division Research & Impact Team are pleased to announce the latest funding call for the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) which provides flexible support for knowledge exchange for social scientists working in relevant ESRC research areas across the University.

Type of activity: Knowledge Exchange and Research Impact

Deadline: 5pm 10 February 2017

Amount: Up to £40,000

Anticipated project length: up to 10 months

Schemes: Impact Acceleration Awards (<£40K), outgoing KE Fellowships (<£25K), incoming Visiting Practitioner Fellowships (<£25K).

Eligibility: Oxford academics in any Department/Faculty carrying out social science research (fundable under the ESRC’s remit) which fully engages non-academic external partners.

Application: Submit via your departmental administrator. 

How to apply

For more details please see the guidance documents and application form. You can also download these documents from our website: Applications should be submitted to the Social Sciences Division Research & Impact Team by your departmental administrator. 

Find out more at our briefing sessions

Briefing sessions are planned in December 2016/January 2017 to introduce the schemes, and allow potential applicants to hear from existing award holders and ask questions with subject specific examples. Full details will be announced in due course. 

If you have any questions please email for further advice and assistance.