This fund enables individuals and organisations to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research.
To be successful, your project must also do one of the following:
-innovate or try new ways of working
We’d like to understand how you think your proposed project is innovative, and the context in which it’s new.
-develop an existing activity where you have evidence that it has been successful, either by exploring ways to make it sustainable or by scaling it up in a cost-effective manner
-learn from a successful engagement activity delivered by you or others, and replicate it with a new audience, eg a different demographic or location.
We’re especially interested in work which promotes diversity and inclusion, and engages people and communities who are affected by social and economic disadvantage. This work can sit within a wider project or be its main focus. If your project addresses these issues, tell us how it does this, based on your experience and the context you are working in.
If your project takes place in a low- or middle-income country, we particularly want to see how it will strengthen the public engagement skills of the people and organisations involved in developing the project in that country.
In your proposal, you must include:
-the main outcomes you want to achieve during the project, the outputs (activities) you’ll undertake, and any longer-term impacts you hope your project will have
-the people you want to reach, and why you want to work with them
-previous activities, knowledge or learning that your proposal will build on
-an outline plan of how you will deliver the project
-how you’ll track if your project has been successful in achieving its outcomes
-how you’ll share what you’ve learned.
People working with you
Your team should have the right expertise and skill sets to develop and deliver your proposed project.
This should include at least one subject expert, such as a researcher in a science or health-related discipline, and/or a health professional. The expert can lead the project, be a collaborator or take on an advisory role
Where the project takes place
The project must take place in one or more of the following places:
-the Republic of Ireland
-a low- or middle-income country within Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or East Asia and Pacific.
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
São Tomé and Príncipe
East Asia and Pacific
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Papua New Guinea