Mobilising Social Science: ESRC IAA Launch 2 April 2019


Published by Harriet Phipps

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

We are excited to inform you that Lancaster University recently received formal confirmation of funding for our Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA).

Cemore Director Monika Buscher, the Academic Lead for the ESRC IAA says:

The Lancaster University ESRC IAA is about utilising social science for good social change in the region and beyond. Social science can and does make a massive impact in people’s everyday life experience, in policy, urban planning, and socio-technical change. It is our vehicle for good social futures. The LU ESRC  IAA uses mobile methods, helping researchers and research users to move into different contexts, to move people and to make things move. Cemore’s repertoire of mobile methods is a toolbox for developing impact from social science and mobilities as an analytical and methodological orientation will bring momentum and creativity in the ESRC IAA collaborations.

The ESRC IAA is worth £1 million over the next four years up to 31st March 2023. It is dedicated to creating new opportunities for social research to make a positive contribution to society and the economy and develop the impact of research.

We will be holding a launch event on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at 11am to 2pm in the Imagination Lab of the LICA Building at Lancaster University.

We will be celebrating our award and sharing more details about the IAA and our first funding call then.

Please save the date! Feel free to forward this update to interested colleagues. Further details of how to register for the event and an IAA mailing list will be posted here soon.

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