ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Award

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Award

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) awarded Coventry University a £1.25 million Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) in March 2023 to deliver a five-year programme of impact activities, starting in April 2023. This is the first IAA award that Coventry University has ever received reflecting our strategic commitment to research, our successful REF2021 submission, and the impact being delivered by researchers in our centres.

32 research organisations across the UK, including Coventry University, are benefitting from this £40 million investment from the ESRC. IAAs are focused, institutional funding streams to enable universities to unlock the impact of their research base. The awards support a breadth of impact activities that allow funding to be used in flexible, responsive, and creative ways. They provide research organisations with the agility to make decisions about how to invest in impact in ways that best suit institutional strategies and opportunities. The awards also add value to existing funding and take advantage of new or unforeseen opportunities to facilitate the realisation of impact.

For more information about Coventry University’s ESRC IAA please contact: 

People having a meeting looking at a laptop together

Coventry University wins £1.25m of ESRC funding

The Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) supports a five-year programme of activity to maximise impacts of economic and social sciences research

 Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023