University of York Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account (2019-2023)

The University of York has been awarded the second round of ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), designed to support a programme of activities with public, private and third sector organisations - regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Through ongoing engagement with external partners the York ESRC IAA continues to support a range of impact generating projects within the social sciences, which are of demonstrable benefit to both society and the economy.

The University of York has now been awarded a top-up fund for the ESRC Impact Accelerator Account, entitled ‘Business Boost Fund’.

Our aims

  • To promote knowledge exchange - lowering the barriers between academia, and potential users of research
  • To work with stakeholders - strengthening the depth and the breadth our external relationships, and co-producing research outcomes, where appropriate
  • To build new relationships - equipping our academics with the tools required to engage with a broad range of potential audiences

Funding schemes

The new round of IAA funding will be available from April 2019 and details on how to apply will be published shortly; we are no longer accepting applications for the current 2014-2019 funding round

Applicants should contact the Social Sciences Research Impact Manager ahead of any potential application for the next round of IAA funding.

What is research impact?

The York Research Impact Statement describes research impact as "...when the knowledge generated by our research contributes to, benefits and influences society, culture, our environment and the economy".

We advise potential applicants for York ESRC IAA funding to look at the University's research impact pages as well as the ESRC Impact Toolkit. These will help you identify, plan and evaluate impact and identify additional sources of support. Throughout the year we also coordinate a number of workshops and training sessions. These will be advertised locally.

Contact Us



York ESRC IAA: General Call & Fellowship/Secondment Scheme

Thursday 31 August 2017

Call now open. Apply for funding by 5pm, Tuesday 21 November 2017

York ESRC IAA Newsletter 14

Thursday 10 March 2016

The latest news from the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account team

York ESRC IAA Newsletter 12

Friday 29 January 2016

The latest news from the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account team

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