Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAAs)

Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAAs) are strategic awards from UKRI to research organisations, to fund activities that translate research into impact. The University was awarded £5.2m for this purpose in 2022 and currently holds a full complement of IAAs.

As a researcher at the University of Glasgow, you can request IAA funding from the account that best fits your project; it does not need to be managed by your own College.

Applications for the Institutional Joint IAA Call are now closed.

Place-Based IAA

In October 2023, a consortium led by the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde won £4.7m in UKRI funding with the aim of tripling the photonics sector across Scotland’s central belt through a Place-Based IAA (PBIAA).

Read the news report