Research Accelerator Grants

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Funding to explore new social entrepreneurship-related research ideas or existing projects


The Research Accelerator Grants award University of Oxford researchers up to £13,000 to explore social entrepreneurship-related research ideas.

Funds are there to support ‘first steps’ into new research areas or ‘last mile’ projects boosting the impact of completed research work.


Who is the award for?

To be eligible for the grant you must:

  • Be a researcher formally affiliated to the University of Oxford and are either pursuing a doctoral degree or within 5 years of completing.
  • Be focused on generating knowledge that accelerates social entrepreneurship for societal and/or environmental issues.

Previous grantees

Here are the researchers from the 2017/18 grant cycle. Click to find out more about them and their research projects.

Tanja Collavo | Project title: Bridging the academia-practitioners gap to improve the ecosystem of support for social entrepreneurial projects.

Diana Dajer | Project title: Peacetech from the ground up (e-participatory budgeting as a social inclusion tool).

Karim Harji | Project title: Mapping impact expectations among impact investors. 

Ashley Pople | Project title: The Economics of Thinking Healthy.