A new call is open for the internal Impact Acceleration Account. There are categories are as follows:
Projects should aim to:
— develop new technologies to the point where they are suitable for venture capital funding (either from University or external sources); or
— transfer know-how whose take-up will provide benefits to users, but not generate a financial return to Oxford.
Secondment projects should aim to speed up or enhance the non-academic impact of EPSRC-funded research by engaging with the end-users of research outputs. Support is flexible, with a number of different secondment formats funded (please see the attached briefing note for details). Secondment projects should either:
— work with end-users to exploit existing EPSRC-funded research outcomes, or
— inform future EPSRC grant proposals that address end-user problems
We have decided to implement this process to ensure that all submissions to the IAA are within the scope of the call, as some past applications have not fulfilled the criteria. If you are intending to apply please submit a short, one paragraph outline of your proposal including the following details:
— Which scheme you’re applying to (Technology Fund or Secondment, including type e.g. KTS, Impact Delivery
— Details of the EPSRC funded work you are intending to exploit/explore (not applicable for pre-application Secondments
— Personnel involved
— Length of project
— Any industry partners
— Outline of the proposed work
Outlines must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Wednesday 15th July 2015. They will then be reviewed by an internal panel and we will aim to have the results to you during the week of 20th July. The official deadline for the call is noon on the 3rd August. Please note: applications that have not been through this process will not be supported by department.
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EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Secondments: call for proposals
As part of Oxford’s £3.6m IAA, applications are invited for secondment grants which aim to speed up or enhance the non-academic impact of Oxford’s EPSRC-funded research. Applications are welcomed from all academic career stages, including DPhil students and Post Docs. These secondments are offered to either work with end-users to exploit existing EPSRC-funded research outcomes, or to inform future EPSRC grant proposals that address end-user problems.
Funds can be requested for:
— Knowledge Transfer secondments: outward secondment of a PDRA / PhD student previously funded by EPSRC.
— Pre-application secondments: Enables PIs to work with users to inform the design of an EPSRC research grant proposal – ensuring research questions and/or the format of research outputs are more relevant to users.
— Pre-proof of concept secondments: Enables researchers to work with users to identify key challenges that need to be addressed to further exploit EPSRC funded outputs and draw up a plan to tackle them.
— Senior visiting fellowships: Inward secondment (up to 12 months) of senior industry / user scientists.
— Sabbatical impact enhancement grants: Enables academics to engage with research users during sabbatical leave.
— ‘Firewall’ secondments: Pilot mechanisms to deliver impact across security curtains.
How to apply:
- Applicants should simply provide concise answers to the questions in the application form. No other attachments are required.
- Completed application forms should be returned to email@example.com
- There will be other regular deadlines over the next few months.
- Out-of-round bids can also be considered for projects which are time critical.
For further information and how to apply: Click here (PDF)
For the application form, contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next deadline for proposal: 11th November 2014