UKRI Harmonisation IAA 2022-2026

BBSRC Pathfinder IAA 2024-2025 (1 Year) – Details to be announced soon. 

EPSRC & MRC Harmonised IAA 2022-2026 (4 Years) – Details to be announced soon. 


EPSRC & MRC Harmonised IAA 2022-2026

Completed applications should be submitted online via the Qualtrics link here: Harmonised IAA Fund 2024-2026

Deadline

The most recent deadline for applications was 27 February 2024. The future application schedule will be announced soon. Currently, no rapid response applications will be accepted.

Eligible costs

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

  • Travel and subsistence, consumables
  • Researcher/PDRA salaries
  • 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 – £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.

 

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.

Both streams can be for up to 12 months of funding. Fixed end date 31st March 2025.


BBSRC Pathfinder IAA 2024-2025

Deadline

This stream is currently closed. New details will be announced soon. It follows from the 2023-2024 BBSRC Pathfinder IAA. 

Eligible costs

  • 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.