UKRI Harmonisation IAA 2022-2025


The University applied to the UKRI Harmonisation IAA fund. We are successful in the following:

BBSRC Pathfinder IAA 2022-2023 (1 Years) – Closed for applications
EPSRC Harmonised IAA 2022-2025 (3 Years) – Open for Rapid Response only (See below for more information)
MRC Harmonised IAA 2022-2025 (3 Years) – Open for Rapid Response (See below for more information)
STFC Discretionary IAA 2022-2023 (1 Years) – Open for applications (See below for more information)

Breakdown of the following funds can be found below


The objectives of Harmonised IAA funds are as follows:

  • to strengthen engagement with users to accelerate the translation of research outputs into impacts;
  • to support, develop and foster strategic partnerships for knowledge exchange and impact, including across disciplines and sectors;  
  • to build and maintain an environment and culture which enables effective and ambitious knowledge exchange and impact, including the development of skills, capacity, and capability within research organisations; 
  • to provide early-stage support for progressing research outputs towards the next stages in the impact pipeline, for example, proof of concept projects, commercialisation, market validation, or activities targeting policy, business and the third sectors;  
  • to drive continuous improvement in impact by supporting innovation, enabling “fast failure”, and capturing learning through appropriate mechanisms; and   
  • to empower institutions with flexible and adaptive approaches to knowledge exchange and impact, including the ability to respond quickly to emerging opportunities. 

 

BBSRC Pathfinder IAA 2022-2023

We have recently been awarded 1 year of BBSRC Pathfinder IAA funding.

Eligible costs

Eligible costs include any activities or mechanisms to achieve impact from BBSRC funded research, including:

  • Travel and subsistence, consumables
  • Researcher/PDRA salary
  • Specialist advice and market research
  • Meetings, workshops, conferences and networking events specifically targeted at external organisations and non-academic users of research.
  • Provision of training or expertise which will benefit practitioners or other non-academics.
  • Practical applications of research to improve the environment, reduce pollution, recycle waste products, or improve sustainability, health, quality of life, understanding of health issues, deliver new treatments or therapies, affect non-academic practice or guidelines, etc.
  • Engagement with intermediary groups, such as NGOs, policymakers or local government which will influence subsequent policy and practice

Ineligible costs

  • Costs related to basic research activity, which should be funded through standard grant route
  • Costs that should have been anticipated and supported as part of the initial funding (such as public engagement related to a specific grant)
  • Undergraduate activities, core PhD, Masters and CPD costs or training
  • Equipment with a value over £10,000 per item
  • Indirect costs or estate costs
  • Late-stage commercial development for which there are other funding sources, e.g. companies, Innovate UK, Venture Capital, Scottish Enterprise, etc.

Main Impact & Kick-start Awards

Main Award (Stream 1: between £5k – £25k) 

For projects with some proven partnerships in delivering impact, which in the past received some level of impact funding, whether internal, such from the KE&I or IIF, or external, such as previous IAA funding, and which are not at high risk of failure.

Kick-start Award (Stream 2: up to £5k) 

For projects which propose new partnerships with little or no proven impact record and are defined as a higher risk but also have a higher potential of reward for impact. These applications are for no more than 1 year of funding but are eligible for an additional £2.5k top-up based on the result of a 6-month panel review.

Deadlines for proposals: This fund is now closed for applications

 

EPSRC Harmonised IAA 2022-2025

We have recently been awarded 3 years of EPSRC Harmonised IAA funding.

Eligible costs

Eligible costs include any activities or mechanisms to achieve impact from EPSRC funded research, including:

  • Travel and subsistence, consumables
  • Researcher/PDRA salary
  • Specialist advice and market research
  • Meetings, workshops, conferences and networking events specifically targeted at external organisations and non-academic users of research.
  • Provision of training or expertise which will benefit practitioners or other non-academics.
  • Practical applications of research to improve the environment, reduce pollution, recycle waste products, or improve sustainability, health, quality of life, understanding of health issues, deliver new treatments or therapies, affect non-academic practice or guidelines, etc.
  • Engagement with intermediary groups, such as NGOs, policymakers or local government which will influence subsequent policy and practice

Ineligible costs

  • Costs related to basic research activity, which should be funded through standard grant route
  • Costs that should have been anticipated and supported as part of the initial funding (such as public engagement related to a specific grant)
  • Undergraduate activities, core PhD, Masters and CPD costs or training
  • Equipment with a value over £10,000 per item
  • Indirect costs or estate costs
  • Late-stage commercial development for which there are other funding sources, e.g. companies, Innovate UK, Venture Capital, Scottish Enterprise, etc.

Main Impact & Kick-start Awards

Main Award (Stream 1: between £5k – £25k) 

For projects with some proven partnerships in delivering impact, which in the past received some level of impact funding, whether internal, such from the KE&I or IIF, or external, such as previous IAA funding, and which are not at high risk of failure. These applications can be for up to 2 years of funding, i.e. up to £50k total (the second year’s funding is dependent on positive panel review after year 1, at which point there is the potential for an additional £10k top-up).

Kick-start Award (Stream 2: up to £5k) 

For projects which propose new partnerships with little or no proven impact record and are defined as a higher risk but also have a higher potential of reward for impact. These applications are for no more than 1 year of funding but are eligible for an additional £2.5k top-up based on the result of a 6-month panel review.

Deadlines for proposals: This fund is now closed for main applications, rapid response applications are welcome. The next call for main applications will open early 2023.

 

MRC Harmonised IAA 2022-2025

We have recently been awarded 3 years of MRC Harmonised IAA funding.

Eligible Costs

Eligible costs include any activities or mechanisms to achieve impact, such as:

  • Travel and subsistence, consumables
  • Researcher/PDRA salary
  • Specialist advice and market research
  • Meetings, workshops, conferences and networking events specifically targeted at external organisations and non-academic users of research.
  • Provision of training or expertise which will benefit practitioners or other non-academics.
  • Practical applications of research to improve the environment, reduce pollution, recycle waste products, or improve sustainability, health, quality of life, understanding of health issues, deliver new treatments or therapies, affect non-academic practice or guidelines, etc.
  • Engagement with intermediary groups, such as NGOs, policymakers or local government which will influence subsequent policy and practice

Ineligible costs

  • Costs related to basic research activity, which should be funded through standard grant route
  • Costs that should have been anticipated and supported as part of the initial funding (such as public engagement related to a specific grant)
  • Undergraduate activities, core PhD, Masters and CPD costs or training
  • Equipment with a value over £10,000 per item
  • Indirect costs or estate costs
  • Late-stage commercial development for which there are other funding sources, e.g. companies, Innovate UK, Venture Capital, Scottish Enterprise, etc.

Main Impact & Kick-start Awards

Main Award (Stream 1: between £7.5k – £40k) 

For projects with some proven partnerships in delivering impact, which in the past received some level of impact funding, whether internal, such from the KE&I or IIF, or external, such as previous UKRI/peer reviewed funding which included an impact element, and which are not at high risk of failure. These applications can be for up to 2 years of funding, i.e. up to £80k total (the second year’s funding is dependent on positive panel review after year 1, at which point there is the potential for an additional £10k top-up).

Kick-start Award (Stream 2: up to £7.5k) 

For projects which propose new partnerships have little or no proven impact record and are defined as a higher risk but also have a higher potential of reward for impact. These applications are for no more than 1 year of funding but are eligible for an additional £2.5k top-up based on the result of a 6-month panel review.

Deadlines for proposals: This fund is now closed for main applicastions, rapid response applications are welcome. The next call for main applications will open early 2023.

 

STFC Discretionary IAA 2022-2023

We have recently been awarded 1 year of STFC Discretionary IAA funding.

Eligible Costs

Eligible costs include any activities or mechanisms to achieve impact, such as:

  • Travel and subsistence, consumables
  • Researcher/PDRA salary
  • Specialist advice and market research
  • Meetings, workshops, conferences and networking events specifically targeted at external organisations and non-academic users of research.
  • Provision of training or expertise which will benefit practitioners or other non-academics.
  • Practical applications of research to improve the environment, reduce pollution, recycle waste products, or improve sustainability, health, quality of life, understanding of health issues, deliver new treatments or therapies, affect non-academic practice or guidelines, etc.
  • Engagement with intermediary groups, such as NGOs, policymakers or local government which will influence subsequent policy and practice

Ineligible costs

  • Costs related to basic research activity, which should be funded through standard grant route
  • Costs that should have been anticipated and supported as part of the initial funding (such as public engagement related to a specific grant)
  • Undergraduate activities, core PhD, Masters and CPD costs or training
  • Equipment with a value over £10,000 per item
  • Indirect costs or estate costs
  • Late-stage commercial development for which there are other funding sources, e.g. companies, Innovate UK, Venture Capital, Scottish Enterprise, etc.

Main Impact Awards

Main Award (Applications can be up to £25k) 

For projects with some proven partnerships in delivering impact, which in the past received some level of impact funding, whether internal, such from the KE&I or IIF, or external, such as previous UKRI/peer reviewed funding which included an impact element, and which are not at high risk of failure.

Completed applications should be submitted online via the Qualtrics link here: STFC Harmonised IAA 2022-23

Deadlines for proposals: This is a rolling deadline for applications.