Funding is available to support impact relevant activities which capitalise on the knowledge generated during your EPSRC funded research and training grants. The resource can be used for a broad set of activities that deliver or promote the benefits of research and PhD training to a full range of end users across industry, the public sector, the third sector and the wider public.

Funding is available under two schemes.

Early Stage Scheme

Funding is available to support researchers who have identified an impact acceleration route for their research, however, have not yet been able to establish a strong connection with external partners, maximum funding available under this early stage scheme is for £10,000. Funding is offered to give researchers the opportunity to establish these greater connections and move the work into a position where it could become eligible to apply to the later stage scheme.

EPSRC Open Call Early Stage Guidance

Later Stage Scheme

Similar to the previous Pathways to Impact scheme, funding is available for researchers who have established a strong connection with external partners or have established clear potential and a route to market in collaboration with Imperial Innovations, projects are typically expected to be no more than 12 months in duration. Funding is offered to give researchers the opportunity to consolidate the potential of the research outputs to create impact and advance the research away from an academic setting.

EPSRC Open Call Later Stage Guidance


General Guidance

Activities must be completed by 31st March 2020. Proposed activities should relate to research projects or studentships previously funded by EPSRC. Supported activities must be relevant to the EPSRC remit and it will be expected that those requesting funding will have had EPSRC funding in the past.

In a change to the current process, applications to the EPSRC IAA are moving to quarterly deadlines on the first Monday of the month. The schedule of deadlines for the next year will be as follows:

EPSRC IAA Deadline Schedule
MonthClosing Date
 June  5 June 2017
 September  4 September 2017
 January  8 January 2018
 March  5 March 2018
 June  4 June 2018