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The ESRC Impact Accelerator Fund: Round 2 funding schemes now open

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The Impact Accelerator Fund is open to applications from all social science researchers across all Faculties within the University.

ESRC IAA funding supports knowledge exchange and impact activities building on any area of social science research that has been undertaken within The University of Nottingham.

There are currently four schemes open:

Mode A – enabling grants to support partnership development and network development for KE. Grants available of up to £2.5K on an open call basis, launched 1st April 2019.

Mode B – for pilot projects to support first stage project development and enable, for example, proof-of-concept work with an external partner. Grants available of up to £10K on an open call basis, launched 1st April 2019.

Strategic Mode – strategic development award of up to £50K to pump prime partnership activity and attract funding from external partners and/or UKRI funding streams. Deadline 17th June 2019.

Interdisciplinary KE Fund – small grants of up to £10K to support multidisciplinary collaborative projects where the core research falls outside the Social Sciences but where there is an opportunity for Social Science-led KE to achieve impact for whole team. Open call launched 1st April 2019.

The last round of ESRC IAA funding saw over 130 grants awarded, on projects as diverse as developing policies to aid early child development in Malawi; identifying areas where changes are needed in police training, procedures, and the custody environment to better support autistic detainees and working to improve the conditions for working equids in Central and South America.  Full details on awards made so far can be found in the ESRC IAA Workspace.

Guidance for these schemes, as well as application forms, can be found in the ESRC IAA Workspace.

Find the funding press release on the University Of Nottingham blog.

For any queries please contact Allison Pearson, Project Officer, ESRC IAA, University of Nottingham, ESRCIAA@nottingham.ac.uk, 0115 95 14838.

Posted on Wednesday 3rd April 2019

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