PPI in Research: Seed Funding
To support collaboration between researchers in UCD and PPI contributors, we at PPI Ignite Network @ UCD provide seed funding awards. The next seed funding award will open in 2024.
2022 Seed Funding
The 2022 cycle focused on the theme Equality of opportunity for public and patient involvement in research.
The aim was to encourage the development, design or implementation of processes and mechanisms to ensure greater inclusive practices in PPI in health & social care research. To be valid, applications had to be collaborative between PPI contributors and UCD staff or research students. The goal of this seed funding is to support and foster relationships between UCD academics and PPI contributors that demonstrate good practice in PPI.
PPI contributors typically include: patients, carers, service users, families of service users, people with lived experience, or relevant patient and community organisations.
The quality of application was exceptionally high and in 2022 we were able to fund four applications.