Work with researchers to apply for funding
Most research projects need funding. Researchers have to apply for money to different organisations, such as NHS (National Health Service) Trusts, charities or research councils, by completing a research proposal or grant. This application tells the organisation what the study is about and what it’ll involve.
Funding organisations often prefer projects that include members of the public. Researchers might want you to help them apply for funding to show that they’re involving people who aren’t medical experts. This could involve working on the research proposal or presenting the proposal to the funding organisations. The advantage of this type of involvement is that you get to support a project right from the start and you might want to continue to be involved.