Research and Knowledge Exchange

ESRC Impact Grant

Grants to accelerate the impact of social science research. Projects are undertaken in active partnership with research users in the public, private or civil society sectors.

This funding is part of the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account which enables us to strengthen links with research users, share best practice, and together realise impact in more flexible, responsive and creative ways.


The purpose of the grant is to accelerate impact of research. We welcome applications for ambitious projects conducted in active partnership with one or more research user organisations from the public, private or civil society sectors. We expect projects to have the potential for significant impact both within the partner organisations and beyond.

Funding available

Up to £20,000.


One more year of funding has been agreed for this Grant.  There has been 1 call in 2017/18 and all funding should be spent by 31 March 2019

The management group is currently reviewing how best to spend the remaining funding and details will be updated here in due course.

Should you have a good project that comes together in between the calls, please contact Anne Sofie as there may be funding available - see our contact details top right of page.

Previously funded projects

View summaries of ESRC Impact Grants awarded. UoE staff and visitors will also be able to click through to full applications.