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RDS YH Public Involvement Fund – Research Design Service Yorkshire and Humber

RDS YH Public Involvement Fund

RDS YH Public Involvement Fund

What is the Public Involvement Fund?

The Public Involvement Fund allows researchers from the Yorkshire and Humber region to apply for funding of up to £600 to enable them to involve members of the public in developing their research ideas and their grant application.

How can these funds be used?

This fund can be used to provide public involvement for a specific project or to establish a new public involvement research advisory panel.

The funds can be used to:

  • cover the costs of setting up one or more meetings with a group of patients, carers, service users or the public (for example meeting room hire, refreshments).
  • reimburse the people involved for their time and travel expenses.

The RDS YH is keen to evaluate the experiences of the public who take part in involvement activities which we fund. So, we also expect to see a clear plan of how the applicant would evaluate the public involvement work that Public Involvement Fund award supported.

Researchers who receive funding are asked to complete a brief evaluation to describe how the award was used.


RDS YH Public Involvement Funding Award Process (click for larger image)