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PPI in Research Support Small Grant Scheme

HSC R&D Division are keen to invite applications to the PPI in Research Support Small Grants Scheme.  

  • HSC R&D Division believes that research and its dissemination are strengthened through the appropriate involvement of patients, carers, service users and the public (Personal and Public Involvement). However, we recognise that extra resources may be required to facilitate the involvement of patients, carers, and public in the research process as partners rather than participants, to support PPI partners in their role.
  • We are keen to support and encourage innovative practice in the delivery of PPI through the development of new ways of working with patients, carers and the public, and in particular, to further develop PPI with underserved groups and communities.

This scheme aims to:

  1. provide support for people working in health and social research to access resources (e.g. funds, time, skills) to help them implement/develop PPI in their own projects or research programmes;
  2. enable PPI partners already involved in research to apply for courses or workshops which may help to develop them in their role. 


  • This Scheme is open to researchers, health professionals or patient and public representatives working in the field of Health and Social Care Research in Northern Ireland.
  • It is intended to support applications from Health and Social Care (HSC) organisations and Universities, other HEIs or voluntary/not-for-profit organisations in Northern Ireland involved in health and or social care research.
  • The application must be able to demonstrate the benefit that the PPI initiative will have for the HSC and demonstrate clearly the research context.

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