ESRC Impact Acceleration Account


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Following the EU Referendum, Essex academics are available to give expert comment and analysis on the result.

The ESRC's Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funding is awarded to research institutions with an impressive track record in delivering research in the social sciences.

We received £680,000 in IAA funds in July 2014 which is enabling us to deliver a number of impact-focused projects over four years. In doing so we can react to knowledge exchange opportunities flexibly and creatively.

Our schemes enable us to realise the true impact of our research rapidly, and in line with our research ambitions. Each scheme supports direct and purposeful activity with current research users, as well as new engagement with potential research users.

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Benefit from our research

If you're a business or organisation that would like to know more about how our IAA schemes or other research can help you, please contact us.

Work with us

Our wealth of expertise is driving business forward. Work with us through our range of consultancy and knowledge-sharing services. Explore new opportunities in cutting-edge areas, from big data to environmental sustainability.

First-class facilities

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The Essex Research Facilities website is a useful guide to all our excellent research facilities and the many other services and support that external organisations may want to use or hire.

Funding and training


Our Doctoral Training Centres offer PhD funding and skills training in a wide range of subject areas. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to tackle important issues facing the world today.

For staff

As an Essex researcher your work may be eligible for an IAA award if it falls within the remit of the ESRC - you don't need to be a member of our Faculty of Social Sciences. We'll help you apply for funding.