PPI bursary 2023


This bursary scheme is now closed. We will be contacting applicants about their submissions in the next few weeks. Please check back later this year for the next PPI bursary round.



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. The deadline for this round of applications is Friday the 24th March.


HPRU EZI PhD students, PDRAs, or Research Fellows at any stage of their projects, who have not previously been successfully 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 by Friday 24th of March at the latest date.

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 13th February

Applications close: Friday 24th March

Review of applications: Early April

Outcome of applications: Late April


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