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EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account – deadline 8 September 2014

Expressions of interest are invited for the following schemes:

Follow on Fund: To support early stage commercialisation of EPSRC-funded research. The maximum award is £60 000 (direct costs only). Further details can be found at

Knowledge Transfer Fellowships: Secondments to transfer knowledge and expertise linked to EPSRC research between the University and a partner company. The maximum award is £60 000 (direct costs only).  Further details can be found at

Partnership Development Awards: 3- 6 month pump-priming collaborative research projects within EPSRC remit, with a non-academic partner organisation. The maximum award is £50 000 (direct costs only). Further details can be found at


Interested applicants should email an expression of interest to, stating which scheme they intend to apply for and giving a brief description of the planned project, by 8 September 2014. There will be no assessment at this stage. The purpose of the EoI stage is to identify likely number of applications and the thematic areas of applications.  Applicants who do not submit an EoI will not be considered at the full selection stage.   

The deadline for full proposals will be 29 September 2014. The bids will be reviewed by a cross-disciplinary selection panel of academics with commercial experience. All projects must be completed by 30 September 2015 and no expenditure after this date can be claimed. 

Any questions regarding the scheme arrangements should be directed to