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Apply to the Participatory Research Fund

Applications to the Participatory Research Fund are now open.

Criteria and Eligibility:

All applications to the Participatory Research Grants must meet the following criteria: 

  • The project enables participatory or co-produced research with stakeholders outside of the university. 
  • The communities of the research have been well-defined, or there is a clear plan to better define this community, with a view to improving opportunities for involvement in the future.  
  • There is a clear link to the research being undertaken at Queen Mary University of London. Applications can come from any faculty or institute, at any stage of the research lifecycle. 
  • There are some indications as to how learning from the project will be shared with others 


Applicants must be current staff at Queen Mary, with a contract end date no sooner than August 2024. We welcome applications from staff at all career stages and this is not used as a criterion in the selection process.  

Lead applicants must be the individuals who will be responsible for delivering the project and subsequent reporting. External applicants are able to apply to the scheme (for example community groups) as co-applicants  on projects.  


Please send completed application forms to by no later than 10am on Tuesday 5th December.

Download the application form and guidance:

Participatory Research Fund application form [DOC 303KB]

Participatory research grants - guidance [PDF 309KB]


Participatory or co-produced research strengthens research outcomes by involving the communities and users of research, better recognising their experience, needs and preferences, and giving greater agency to communities to implement findings.
— Research England
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