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EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account - Call open for applications

A call is now open for applications to the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account.  Expressions of Interest must be received by 1st June 2015.

Funding available

·         Follow on Fund: To support early stage commercialisation of EPSRC-funded research. The maximum award is £60 000 (direct costs only). Further details can be found at

·         Knowledge Transfer Fellowships: Secondments to transfer knowledge and expertise linked to EPSRC research between the University and a partner company. The maximum award is £60 000 (direct costs only).  Further details can be found at

·         Partnership Development Awards: 3- 6 month pump-priming collaborative research projects within EPSRC remit, with a non-academic partner organisation. The maximum award is £50 000 (direct costs only). Further details can be found at

Presentation for applicants 20th May 2015

Potential applicants are invited to attend a presentation on 20th May 2015 from 1.00-2.00pm in the Council Room, Old Schools. Please email to book a place.

Application process

Applicants should email an expression of interest to, with their name and department, stating which scheme they intend to apply for and giving a brief description of the planned project, by 1st June 2015. There will be no assessment at this stage. The purpose of the EoI stage is to identify likely number of applications and the thematic areas of applications.  Applicants who do not submit an EoI will not be considered at the full selection stage.

The deadline for full proposals will be 22nd June 2015. The bids will be reviewed by a cross-disciplinary selection panel of academics with commercial experience.  Funding will be available for projects to start on or after 1st October 2015 and all projects must be completed by 31st March 2017 latest


Any questions regarding the scheme arrangements should be directed to


Claire Higgitt

EPSRC Impact Co-ordinator

Research Strategy Office

Posted on 24/04/2015

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