ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (2)

Applications are open for the University of Oxford's second round of funding through the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), totalling £1.1 million. Managed by the Social Sciences Division’s Research & Impact Team, the IAA provides flexible funding options for a wide range of Knowledge Exchange (KE) activities with the intention of enhancing the impact of excellent social science research. We also encourage collaboration with our O2RB regional partners: Oxford Brookes, Reading, and Open Universities.

Offering £2,500 to £25,000 for academic-led impact and knowledge exchange projects, these awards support engagement with all sectors, activities at every stage of development, and researchers at any point in their career.

Please see the Current Impact Funding Opportunities tab for full details. The application deadlines are as follows:

  • 18 May 2020

Support to researchers will also be made available through training, knowledge-sharing with colleagues (both inside and outside our institution), and with the return of our Impact Awards, celebrating great impact achievements. Look out for updates on all this activity and more!

For more information, contact Lorna Hards, ESRC IAA Manager, at


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Funded ESRC IAA Projects

Oxford's social science researchers are collaborating with external partners, both nationally and internationally, to enhance the impact of their research by engaging in Knowledge Exchange activities. Find out more about the excellent projects that have received funding from Oxford's ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) and the Higher Education and Innovation Fund (HEIF) in the summaries below.

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