It's considered good practice to involve members of the public as early as possible in the research design process. Funding public involvement at the grant application stage can be challenging. The RDS has public involvement funds which aim to bridge that gap.
RDS London's Enabling Involvement Fund facilitates the involvement of service users in the development of research ideas and research grant applications, and helps to establish links between researchers and relevant patients, carers, users, user groups and individuals.
The Fund is intended to get patients and the public involved in research at an early stage where they can be influential and have positive impacts. If you wish to apply to the Enabling Involvement Fund, you must be intending to submit a research proposal for peer reviewed funding.
Please read the following Guidance Notes, which will give you more information and tell you all you need to know about the process of applying to the Enabling Involvement Fund.
*Researchers can submit applications to receive funding at three time points throughout the year. The deadlines for submission of applications are 15th February, 15th June, 15th October*
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our PPI team, PPI@rdslondon.co.uk or 020 7848 6226
Enabling Involvement Fund Application Form
Upon completion of your Enabling Involvement Fund activities, the PPI team at RDS London will be happy to advise on how best to integrate outcomes of these activities into your long term PPI planning and in the development of your grant application to the funding body. The PPI team can be contacted at PPI@rdslondon.co.uk