Why do I need to provide a lay summary of my application?
We believe it essential to consider the views of men affected by prostate cancer, and their families, when making funding decisions. We therefore have established the Grants Advisory Panel to help assess the research applications we receive. This panel consists of people with direct experience of prostate cancer and it is their role to review the applications from a lay perspective.
Your lay summary is therefore vital to explain and justify the purpose and scope of your research proposal to members of this panel. If your lay summary does not clearly convey the importance of your research project for men affected by prostate cancer then it will adversely affect the chance of your application being funded, and we will take no responsibility for translating the science if the lay summary is inadequate.
If your application is successful in receiving funding, we will use your lay summary to publicise our research portfolio. The money that funds our research programme is generously donated by individuals, trusts and companies who trust us to support the best research in the right way, and so we have a duty to keep them informed of the charity’s research activities.