Research Design Service South East

Public Involvement Fund (PIF)

The Public Involvement Fund (PIF) is set up to support researchers to include patients and the public in their research to enhance their research study when applying to research funding bodies. To find out more about the fund and the application process, please read our guidance notes.

You need to be registered with the Research Design Service South East and be assigned a Research Adviser before applying for a PIF. If you are not currently registered please complete a Request for Support and liaise with your Research Adviser before applying. If you are unsure if you are ready to apply for a PIF or have any questions, please email



Public Involvement Fund (PIF)

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