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This scheme is open to all Principal Investigators in the School of Biological Sciences and aims to support Participatory Research prior to grant applications.

The goal is to include people with lived experience of the topic you are studying in the design, development and delivery of the research. This can be especially pertinent in research linked to clinical conditions, where engagement with patient groups and carers can improve the quality and impacts of research. Engagement with other research end users, local communities and farmers is also in scope.

Engaging equitably with lived experience partners adds value to research proposals, lays the groundwork for future impact pathways, and is increasingly a funder requirement.

More details about how to apply and what can be supported can be found on the School Information Hub. There you will also find resources to support your co-production and lived experience involvement aims. 

Any questions can be directed to the School Public Engagement Manager, Dr Diogo Gomes, at

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