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The University of Cambridge has been awarded another round of funding for an Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to run from 2019-2023 (ES/T501864/1).

The ESRC IAA will be used to support a number of activities focussed on generating impact from social science research, some of which include:

  • Dedicated funding for social science impact;
  • One-to-one impact support to researchers;
  • Events, training, and online materials for devising impact plans;
  • Commercialisation and technology transfer support from Cambridge Enterprise;
  • Policy engagement through the Centre for Science and Policy;
  • Enterprise training for researchers looking to commercialise their research, provided by the Entrepreneurship Centre at Judge Business School and the Maxwell Centre Impulse Programme;
  • Recognition for impact and public engagement through the annual Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Impact and Public Engagement.

For details of the Cambridge ESRC IAA Impact Fund please see the Guidance for Applicants and Annexes.

For more information contact Dr Tina Basi, Social Science Impact Facilitator jktb2@cam.ac.uk