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Bioscience Impact Team


BBSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)

The next internal call for applications for IAA is now open.

More information will be available here shortly.

The Bioscience Impact Team holds the University’s BBSRC Impact Acceleration Account which has been extended until March 2022. The broad aim of the IAA is to support PIs with previously funded or current BBSRC grants to progress research outputs and outcomes to the point where they will be supported by other translational funding.

Funding will be available for early stage translational projects seeking to progress on the translational pathway including prototype evaluation, proof of concept studies, pump-priming of trials and scoping exercises.

Please note that IAA funding does not support:

  • Entire translational projects
  • Fundamental /basic research activities
  • Indirect costs
  • Bridging funds for staff between funding
  • IP costs

Project awards are expected to be up to £40,000 in value with objectives to be completed within 6 to 9 months of the award.

IAA funding will also be used to support training and events, as circumstances allow, and details of upcoming activities will be available on our Events page.






BBSRC Flexible Talent Mobility Account

The FTMA call is now closed.

The Bioscience Impact Team currently holds a BBSRC Flexible Talent Mobility Account (FTMA), targeted at talented early-career (postdoctoral or equivalent) researchers, which is intended to support the exchange of personnel, perspectives and knowledge, skills and expertise between the academic and industrial sectors. The current FTMA has been extended to March 2022.