Application process

IAA applications for the Business Engagement and Knowledge Transfer Secondment activity strands should be developed in collaboration with your local Research & Innovation Development Manager, or an equivalent Research & Innovation Professional.

They will be able to assist with developing your idea, engaging with appropriate external partners and identifying tangible economic and/or societal impacts.

Proof of market and proof of concept applications should be prepared with assistance from the Commercialisation Team.

To discuss eligibility and the application process for Commercialisation applications, please contact Amy Contreras. Project costings must be prepared in conjunction with your Faculty Research & Innovation Office.

When planning your application please note that the STFC IAA award to the University ends on 31 March 2022 and no extensions will be permitted. 

All IAA project spend must be completed by this date. All BE and KTS applications must be submitted with a letter of support from the external partner.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and we are currently accepting applications.

Award notifications will be sent two/three weeks after submission.

To submit an application, please email a signed electronic copy of the completed application form to the Innovation Development Team.