Public & Patient Involvement (PPI) Awards 2022

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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.

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. 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.


Applicants can apply for funding of a maximum €5,000, however this must be appropriately justified based on the PPI activities proposed. Applications requesting lower amounts are also welcome and eligible for this award.

How to apply

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:

Deadline for applications: 3.00pm, Thursday 15th September 2022.


Key dates*

Grant Call opensWednesday 13th July 2022
Full Application Deadline 15.00 Thursday 15th September 2022
ReviewSeptember – October
Awardees AnnouncedOctober
PPI PlnQ1 2023 –

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

Guidelines, FAQ and documents
Documents to download

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

For more information

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