Prostate Cancer UK strongly supports the involvement of people
affected by prostate cancer in our research funding activities.
That's why in 2013 we established a panel of people
affected by prostate cancer (called the Grants Advisory Panel) to
tell us which research projects are important to those most
affected by the disease. We recruited 14 men and women to
this newly formed panel, which met for the first time in
September 2013 - you can read more about this here.
The Grants Advisory Panel is responsible for reviewing and
discussing the lay summaries of research grant applications
submitted to Prostate Cancer UK and representing the views of
people living with prostate cancer to our Research
Advisory Committee, thereby influencing the funding
"Involving a greater number of people with
first-hand experience of prostate cancer meeting as a formal Grants
Advisory Panel will enable a wide range of opinions to be
presented, ensuring that research funded by Prostate Cancer UK is
sharply focused on the needs of men affected by the disease."
What does the Grants Advisory Panel do?
Members of the panel:
- Read lay summaries of research grant applications and discuss
them with other members of the Grants Advisory Panel
- Tell us how important the proposed research is to people living
with prostate cancer
- Represent the views of a broad range of people living with
- Present the views of this group to the Research Advisory
- Help us make sure that the opinions of those affected by
prostate cancer are central to the funding decisions we make, and
help us promote patient and public involvement in research
Who can be a member of the Panel?
The Grants Advisory Panel consists of people from within the UK
- Have personal experience of prostate cancer, as someone who has
been diagnosed or as a partner, family member or friend
- Have an interest in science and research (or are willing to
- Can communicate with a range of people and have the confidence
to discuss issues in a committee environment
- Are prepared to take part in, and travel to, one to two
meetings a year
- Demonstrate a commitment to representing the views of the wide
range of people living with prostate cancer in the UK.
For further information on the activities of this panel, as well
as the particular criteria we look for, please refer to the terms of reference
and role description.
To enquire about joining the Grants Advisory Panel, please
contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or calling 0203 3107 294. To request an application pack
please click on the link below and complete the brief on-line
Request application pack