Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) Awards 2023

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The Irish Cancer Society wishes to invite researchers to submit an application for the Public and Patient Involvement Awards 2023.

Purpose and Objectives

The Irish Cancer Society is committed to putting patients, families, carers, survivors, supporters and the public at the very heart of what we do. Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) in the research process ensures that research is meaningful and of benefit to those directly and indirectly affected by cancer.

The Irish Cancer Society’s Public and Patient Involvement Awards aim to support excellent Irish-based cancer researchers in all disciplines, to foster and grow their public and patient involvement activities.

The Irish Cancer Society strongly encourages initiatives which promote involvement and equity of access for individuals and groups from hard to reach and under-represented populations, ensuring diverse representation of the population.

Please see the guidelines for applicants for eligibility criteria.

Funding and Duration

Applications can request up to a maximum €5,000 each, awarded to researchers based in the Republic of Ireland to cover costs associated with public and patient involvement activities, over a minimum duration of 6 months.

The budget must be appropriately justified based on the PPI activities proposed. Applications requesting lower amounts are also welcome and eligible for this award.

Submission and key dates

Applications must be completed and submitted through the Irish Cancer Society Gateway Grant Tracker online system. In order to submit an online application, you are required to register at the following address:

Application deadline: 15.00 GMT Thursday 14th September 2023



Applications Open

Thursday 13th July 2023

Application Deadline

3pm, Thursday 14th September 2023


September-October 2023

Awardees Announced

October 2023

Please note: that the above dates are provisional subject to change at the discretion of the Irish Cancer Society.

Please contact with queries.

Guidelines, FAQ and documents
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Where we get our funding
Fundraising events, donations, charity shops, corporate giving – these are some of the ways we get our funding.

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