Research and Knowledge Exchange

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)

Our ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) enables us to strengthen links with research users, share best practice, and together realise impact in more flexible, responsive and creative ways.

ESRC Impact Grant

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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.

ESRC impact grants awarded

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The ESRC Impact grant provides funding for projects conducted with research user partners, aiming at generating benefits to society and the economy from research. The funding is provided through the Impact Accelerator Account awarded to the University of Edinburgh.

Impact mentoring

Impact mentoring provides an opportunity to get advice from a more experienced colleague.

About the ESRC IAA

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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 (IAA) from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

For further information about the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account, please contact Anne Sofie Laegran, Knowledge Exchange Manager (see Contact Us button above right for full contact details)