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Research Design Service London
Enabling involvement fund
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. RDS London 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. You must also be receiving support from an RDS adviser.

We also recommend that you to submit a completed fund application form at least eight weeks in advance of your funding application deadline. We may still consider an application at a later stage, but you should contact us to find out if you are eligible. You can apply for up to a maximum of £350 and this is paid retroactively as reimbursement for costs incurred.
Please read the Guidance Notes which will tell you all you need to know about the process of applying.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our PPI team by email: PPI@rdslondon.co.uk or Tel: 020 7848 6226


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On 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