After receiving a training pack in the summer, you will
be sent the research grant applications we have received in early December.
Each application contains a plain English version of the proposed project, discussing the
research area, the methods the researchers will use, how they will communicate
the results and how the project will benefit people with psoriasis. This will
have as little jargon as possible, so no prior
knowledge of the scientific area should be needed.
We will ask the members of the EXEC to review all the
applications, rank them individually out of 5, with 1 being poor and 5 being
excellent, and add comments as they see fit. You would be asked to use your
personal experience to judge the projects using questions such as: ‘Is the
project relevant for people with psoriasis?’, ‘Are the proposed methods of
recruiting or involving participants realistic?’ and ‘Is this project likely to
make a difference to people living with psoriasis?’