PPI bursary 2023 rolling funding call

This bursary scheme is now closed.



The HPRU EZI has opened applications for PPI bursaries from PDRAs, fellows, and PhD students at the Unit. These bursaries are available to support public and patient involvement activities within any and all stages of the research cycle of applicants. A maximum award of £1,100 will be available in each instance.


This is a rolling funding call for this round of applications. Applications will be accepted at any time before the 8th of December 2024 at 11:59pm. Applications will be reviewed by the PPIE working group. The next review meetings will be in March 2024, unless there is a significant number of applications in which case earlier reviews may be possible.


HPRU EZI PhD students, PDRAs, or Research Fellows at any stage of their projects, who have not previously been awarded the bursary, are welcome to apply.

What is covered

A total of £1,100 will be made available for each application. Applications involving involvement activities will be accepted, however engagement activities will not be covered by this bursary. This includes (but not exclusively) setting up patient advisory panels, focus groups, surveys/questionnaires, and interviews. Examples of activities not included are dissemination activities such as science festivals.

Involvement   Where members of the public are actively involved in research projects and in research organisations
Engagement   Where information and knowledge about research is provided and disseminated
Participation   Where people take part in a research study


Application process

The bursary application form should be completed and submitted to the PPIE lead at ashleigh.cheyne@ndm.ox.ac.uk at any time by Friday 8th of December at the latest date, but applications can be submitted at any time.

Bursary application forms will be reviewed by the PPIE working group and PPIE lead before announcement of the outcome.

Application form

Please find the application form here.


Time-line of award

Applications open: Monday 24th July

Applications close: Friday 8th December

Review of applications: September and January

Outcome of applications: October and January


If you have any questions or concerns, please email the PPIE lead Ashleigh Cheyne at Ashleigh.cheyne@ndm.ox.ac.uk