How ESRC supports collaboration


Impact Acceleration Accounts – ESRC

Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAAs) provide UK research organisations (ROs) that have a strong base of social sciences research with funding to support impact. This funding allows ROs to work with partners from all sectors to apply social sciences knowledge to challenges in society.

There are 32 UK organisations with ESRC IAAs. Each offers opportunities for social science research collaboration with partners and communities. These partners range from multinational corporations, governments and policymakers to community groups. Collaborations can be formal partnerships or informal knowledge exchange activities.

Many IAAs provide opportunities for partners and collaborators to help build links with researchers and ROs through projects and training.

Individual IAA projects range in scale from a few hundred pounds to tens of thousands of pounds each.

Credit: ESRC

Research organisations with ESRC IAAs (2023 to 2028)

Cluster 1

Durham University
The University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
Newcastle University
Queen’s University Belfast
University of Stirling
University of Strathclyde

Cluster 2

University of Huddersfield
University of Leeds
University of Liverpool
The University of Manchester
University of Sheffield
University of York

Cluster 3

Aston University
Coventry University
University of Leicester
University of Warwick

Cluster 4

Institute for Fiscal Studies
King’s College London
London School of Economics and Political Sciences
SOAS University of London
University College London
Royal Holloway, University of London
University of Hertfordshire
University of Surrey

Cluster 5

Cardiff University
Swansea University
University of Bath
University of Bristol
University of Exeter
University of Oxford
University of Southampton

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Last updated: 13 June 2024

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