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Sarah Griffiths receives ESRC Impact Acceleration Award

21 August 2014

Awards of over £50,000, the first to be funded through the University’s ESRC-funded Impact Acceleration Account, have been made across five Bristol Social Science projects. Sarah will use the funding for emotion recognition in autistic children.

Earlier this year, the ESRC awarded funding to 25 universities to accelerate the application and use of social science research through Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAAs). The University of Bristol’s IAA is designed to enable rapid responses to knowledge exchange and impact development opportunities, usually in collaboration with non-academic partners. ‌

In June 2014 Bristol launched an internal open call for four types of projects, with awards ranging from £100+ for Impact Travel Awards, to £20,000+ for Impact Projects and Knowledge Exchange Secondments.Earlier this year, the ESRC awarded funding to 25 universities to accelerate the application and use of social science research through Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAAs). The University of Bristol’s IAA is designed to enable rapid responses to knowledge exchange and impact development opportunities, usually in collaboration with non-academic partners.

Sarah Griffiths's project is to develop a tablet app for teaching emotion recognition to children with autism spectrum disorder in schools. The Funding Assessment Panel were pleased with the range and imagination of project proposals and with the commitment of the external partners involved.

 

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