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BRC announces grants to involve the public in research

Researchers can now apply for funding to involve patients and the public in their research.

Four starter grants of up to £500 – and one grant of up to £2,000 to support innovative work that will have a wider impact on the practice of PPI – are available from the BRC’s Public and Patient Involvement bursary.

Researchers are eligible if they – or the lead researcher for their project – are based at UCL. The deadline for applications is 27 October 2019.

PPI activities need to be complete by 30 November 2020.

Previous grant holders have run workshops and focus groups to seek patient views on what to research, how to recruit research participants and how to communicate research findings in accessible ways.

Investigators have also worked with patients to develop apps, and trained up members of the public as peer researchers.

The BRC is particularly interested to hear from researchers who plan to involve groups who are currently under-represented in research, in order to increase diversity in public involvement. The BRC will consider providing additional ‘top up’ funding for work which does this.

Visit the BRC’s bursary funding page for more information.