Funding Opportunities

New participatory research grants

We set out participatory methodologies as central to the CCC approach:

We will diversify the voices and perspectives represented within our research. We will work with expert practitioners to combine embodied experience and academic expertise, and co-design both knowledge production and impact frameworks with our audiences. We will test new ways of equitable collaboration, including citizen science.

Through the University of Cambridge’s allocation from Research England to support Participatory Research, we are now offering grants to support further projects that involve co-researchers from outside academia.

Applications are sought by Sunday 3 March for projects, using the Cambridge collections, that comprise one or more of the following:

  • new co-produced research within project activities, involving co-researchers from outside academia
  • capacity-building activities such as development of materials to support researchers interested in developing their skills in participatory research
  • public engagement activities that are related to participatory and co-produced research
  • case studies and evidence of the impact of co-produced research, and evaluations of the effectiveness of co-production from different institutions/disciplines

Grants of up to £10,000 are available, but we will also consider larger applications, up to £30,000, if you can explicitly demonstrate that the project will lead to, or enable, a major funding application. Those considering such proposals should contact the CCC co-chairs for a conversation in advance.

Spend has to be completed by 31 July 2024.

Download the guidance and application form here

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