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February 2015

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account

(29 January 2015)

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has awarded The University of Manchester over £860k to deliver the Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) until 31 March 2018. The IAA will be used to fund knowledge exchange activities to accelerate the impact of research in the social sciences, across the University.

The second call is now open with a deadline for proposals of noon on 20 March 2015. Details of all IAA calls can be found here. Please contact if you have any questions.  

The first call attracted a high level of interest and seven projects were funded to a value of £124k, representing partnerships with a range of organisations who contributed a total of £33k directly and £113k in kind.



Academic Lead(s)

Project title



Manchester Policy Labs


Karel Williams

The Connected Economy: Towards a Paradigm Shift in Welsh Economic Policy


Hannah Barker

'Making History Public’: A Partnership between History and Manchester Histories


Leandro Minuchin

Building with the community: construction systems and adaptable housing typologies for Ecuador


Jackie Carter

Core Maths meet Q-Step


Gabriel Siles- Brugge

A TTIP-ping Point for Democracy? Demystifying and Shaping the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership


Virinder S Kalra

Unseen and Unknown: Addressing the Social, Economic and Cultural Needs of Kashmiris in Rochdale Borough