Impact Funding

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You can now apply for a range of funding to support knowledge exchange and impact activities through the Essex ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.

We provide advice and support to our University's academic community. We'll help you find, secure and manage research funding, and commercialise your work. We also co-ordinate research planning and manage the REF submission.

We support you through the entire research lifecycle. We can help you find funding and turn a good idea into a research grant application. We also offer guidance on research ethics and intellectual property issues, and provide the legal expertise required to negotiate any contract relating to collaborative research. Once a grant application has been successful, we will administer your grant on your behalf and provide knowledge exchange support to ensure your research output is disseminated as widely as possible.

Working with you

  • Identifying the latest funding opportunities
  • Supporting you throughout the grant application and management process
  • Running the Research Repository
  • Facilitating knowledge exchange and commercialisation of research outputs
  • Ensuring the highest level of research governance and ethics

Latest funding calls

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Keep up-to-date with our list of the latest research funding opportunities. We can help you find the right funding source for your project from the many research council, charitable, government and European sources available.

For business

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We provide an extensive range of services for business, including opportunities to use our research expertise through consultancy, collaboration, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, and support for start-up businesses.

Research Repository

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Publish your work through our open-access Research Repository, the showcase for our University's cutting-edge research. As well as journal articles, it's open to materials such as working papers, book chapters and multimedia.