2023 Get Involved Awards 
Do you have a local issue that needs researching? Have you got a problem in your community that you want to resolve, or an idea to help the city? You can get involved in community research with us!
Community groups, charities and social enterprises can apply to work with University of Plymouth’s researchers, to better understand a problem in their local area and to gain valuable insights. By developing new projects, we aim to build a network of community groups working with academics to exchange ideas and respond to real community challenges for our city in 2023. 
Up to five projects will receive £6,000-£8,000 each paid to their research team to fund researcher and project costs.

Get Involved Awards can help communities to:

What’s the process?

The Get Involved Awards application process follows five key steps to capture the problem or challenge, match researchers to organisations and enable co-creation of research in the city by making funding awards. 
Applicants and award winners will be supported throughout the process by the University of Plymouth Public Engagement Team.
Get involved awards graphic - how to apply. 
Successful co-created research projects will start in April and will have until the end of December 2023 to complete their project (a total of 10 months).

Expression of interest 

You can now submit an Expression of Interest to solve a problem or address an issue to include the following:
  • Tell us about your community group, charity, or social enterprise  
  • What’s your research question, or what would you like to explore?
  •  How will it benefit your organisation and the wider community?

Closing date

The Get Involved awards are currently closed and will open again in winter 2023.
If you would like any further details on the Get Involved Awards or want to chat it over, please email getinvolvedawards@plymouth.ac.uk