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Nottingham Impact Accelerator

Internal funding to support translational research and knowledge exchange.

The University administers a number of internal funding streams to support translation of research outputs and the transfer and exchange of knowledge between the University and the wider economy. Support mechanisms include secondments to industry and proof of concept funding to further develop new ideas arising from research carried out at the institution. Awards range from travel grants of up to £3,000 to translational research awards up to £100,000.

The different NIA funding streams are listed below, please click on the images for further information. 

Please contact the Nottingham Impact Accelerator team at any time as funding is available outside of the regularly administered calls for proposals.


We are pleased to announce that the new round two launch schemes under the ESRC IAA are now officially open.

Calls for expressions of interest are also currently open for our BBSRC IAAEPSRC IAA and Hermes funding streams.

Application forms and further information can be found on the NIA Workspace.


Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation 'Lunch and Learn' - Limited places still available

The University's Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation 'Lunch and Learn' Programme was launched in January 2019.

Knowledge Exchange (KE) is the process of bringing together academia, users of research and wider groups and communities to exchange ideas, evidence and expertise for the benefit of society and the economy. 

An understanding of KE and commercialisation and how this relates to research is part of the role of the modern academic and funders of research make increasing amounts of funding available to support KE. 

The programme is open to research staff from all disciplines across the University, with limited places still available.

Please contact Sam Stapleford-Allen if you have any queries.



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