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Impact Acceleration Accounts


Queen Mary University of London holds two UKRI Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAAs). These IAAs generate impact from excellent STFC- or EPSRC-funded research.

IAAs are strategic awards UKRI provides to institutions. Institutions disburse the IAAs to support new impact projects that build on earlier excellent research projects.

Queen Mary uses the Queen Mary Impact Fund to award small and large grants supporting impact projects led by its STFC- and EPSRC-funded researchers. 


Queen Mary's IAAs:

  • Strengthen user engagement
  • Drive knowledge exchange through culture change and capability development, including developing knowledge exchange skills
  • Support knowledge exchange and commercialisation when research outputs and outcomes are at their early stages, uplifting these projects to achieve greater follow-up funding support
  • Support new, innovative, and imaginative approaches to impact, including processes that enable ‘fast failure’ and appropriate learning
  • Support activities that generate effective and prompt impact, including secondments and people exchange

Current internal calls

Queen Mary Impact Fund Competition

Proposals up to £10,000 ('small' stream), £50,000 ('large' stream).
Deadline: 5.00pm BST, 15 December 2021.

You can apply for the QMIF Competition for funds up to £50,000 to support the impact of excellent QMUL research.

Proposals for funds up to £5,000 will be evaluated by the IAA Officer.
Proposals for funds up to £10,000 will be evaluated by the QMIF panel.
Proposals for over £10,000 will require an interview with the QMIF panel.

You must supply a clear action plan at the application stage.
We expect projects to start shortly after decisions have been communicated.

Eligibility: Queen Mary Academic Staff, PDRAs, final-year PhD students (please note final-year PhD students need to have their supervisor's approval and submit their thesis before starting work on Impact Fund projects). All projects will need to include a member of Queen Mary Academic Staff as the Principal Applicant.

EoI form (including guidance for applicants)

QMIF 2021-2022 Expression of Interest Form and Guidance [DOC 42KB]

We have produced a video guide to writing your Expression of Interest for the Queen Mary Impact Fund.
Please refer to the EPSRC Outputs, Outcomes and Impacts Table [PDF 10KB] before submitting your application.

For queries, please email

Completed EoI forms should be submitted to