ESRC Impact Acceleration Account
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.