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SPCR Engagement and Dissemination grant 

Linking to local or national awareness campaigns. An opportunity for SPCR funded research.  DEADLINE: 23 September 2020

The NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR) has a track record of funding high quality primary care research. As well as raising awareness of primary care research, we are committed to increasing engagement and dissemination activities.

As such, the SPCR is launching a second funding call for engagement and dissemination activities.

Researchers may apply for small bursaries, of up to £800, to engage and disseminate SPCR funded research amongst non-academic audiences. Activities may include public talks, hands-on activities in a community setting, information stands in public spaces or virtual workshops with non-academic professionals. Creativity in the types of activities proposed is particularly encouraged.

The activity should be linked to an existing local or national health awareness campaign. Examples of national campaigns can be found here and here. These lists are not exhaustive and applicants are welcome to find additional campaigns, providing they are organised by a non-profit organisation.

Examples of previously funded projects can be found here. Further information on this call and eligibility criteria can be found in the call's guidance notes, which can be downloaded below.

To apply for a grant, an application needs to be submitted via email to the SPCR Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Officer, Esther van Vliet ( by Wednesday 23 September 2020. Only submissions using the template below will be considered for funding.

Guidance notes SPCR Engagement and Dissemination grants

Application form SPCR Engagement and Dissemination grants


SPCR Patient and Public Involvement and Public Engagement grant (Closed)

Opportunity for all researchers in SPCR departments

The SPCR would like to contribute to the NIHR’s ambition to develop new ideas to improve patient and public involvement (PPI) and public engagement activities. This funding call is to encourage researchers to trial novel and creative approaches to PPI and/ or public engagement or extend their work to reach new audiences. The patient and public involvement and public engagement projects need to have a strong link to primary care research. This research can be funded by any (inter)national funder to be eligible for this funding call.

Funding can be requested for up to £8,000. The School aims to fund a combination of smaller and larger projects. This is the second time the SPCR runs this call. Successful applications from the previous SPCR Patient and Public Involvement and Public Engagement funding call can be found here.

This funding call is now closed and applications are no longer accepted.