Research and Knowledge Exchange

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)

Research in partnership with businesses, public sector bodies and third sector organisations.

This programme funds ambitious projects in active partnership with businesses, public sector bodies and/or third sector organisations. The aim is to increase the impact of our research through enhanced relationships with the people who use it.

Project partners have included Scottish Water, National Union of Students, Alcohol Focus Scotland, Zimbabwe Artisanal and Small-Scale Sustainable Mining Council, NHS Scotland, Scottish Government and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

The University of Edinburgh is one of only two Scottish institutions and one of only twenty four across the UK to be awarded an Impact Acceleration Account from the Economic and Social Research Council. The funding is awarded from July 2014 until 1 April 2018.

Find out more about the programme

Find out more about the projects funded and who we are working with