Funding participatory research

coCREATE QR Participatory Research (QRPR) Awards

This scheme offers seedcorn funding (£2000-£5000) for non-academic partners to co-develop innovative, collaborative projects that engage communities in the co-production of research with Keele academics.

The scheme is open to Keele’s network of partners, including community and civil society organisations, charities, the public sector, political institutions, faith organisations, education organisations, businesses, and creative practitioners.

Proposals should demonstrate a well-defined, deliverable pilot research project, research impact delivery or knowledge exchange activity that deploys co-creative methodologies to undertake participatory research co-produced with communities on felt/lived experience.

Partners can work with academics across any combination of disciplines Keele offers, and at any scale from local to international.

We will fund a small portfolio of projects. We hope to receive applications from organisations representing or serving minoritized communities amongst their members or beneficiaries. International partners are welcome to apply. All applications will require an established relationship with a Keele academic co-lead.

The closing date for applications has been extended to 1pm, 23 May 2023.

Applications should be submitted to
For more details about this scheme, see the full guidance and application form on the links below.
Please contact with any queries about this scheme.