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UoM UKRI Impact Acceleration Account: Call for proposals

05 May 2022

The submission deadline is 13 July 2022

The Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) is a combination of grants awarded to our University by five research councils. IAA funding supports the research and innovation ecosystem to develop wider impacts from research through fast and flexible funding for early-stage knowledge exchange activities.

This year for the first time, UKRI has harmonised the IAA, with a single point of application across the participating research councils. IAA grants are available to academics from AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC and STFC. The UoM Knowledge Exchange Partnerships Team is pleased to announce the first Call for Proposals under the following mechanisms:

  • Relationship Development Scheme (up to £10k, open call); fostering new relationships between external partners and academic researchers, creating opportunities for collaboration and exchange of knowledge and skills
  • Proof of Concept Scheme (up to £30k); support for the very early stage of transforming research outputs into commercial and translational opportunities.
  • Secondment Scheme (up to £60k); flexible support for secondments between the University and businesses and other organisations.

Do you have a potential project? The Knowledge Exchange Partnerships Team provide active support for the development of submissions. You are strongly advised to contact us for support at least one month before the call closing date on 13 July. Initial contact should be made via