Our Grant Review and Monitoring committee is made up of independent experts and patient representatives. They review every brain tumour research grant application we receive.
The Grant Review and Monitoring committee (GRAM) is responsible for the assessment and rating of applications for research funding and makes recommendations to The Brain Tumour Charity's Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is responsible for final allocation of funding and for making a formal offer of funding to applicants.
The GRAM is also involved in monitoring the progress of current research grants to check they are progressing as planned and continue to represent the best value usage of donor funds.
The GRAM is formed of 10-14 academic members and 2 patient representatives. The academic members consist of individuals with expertise specifically in brain tumours including at least two international members. The remaining academic members are individuals with interests relevant to brain tumours but who do not primarily work on brain tumours themselves.
The patient representative positions are openly recruited through advertisement in The Charity's newsletter and website.
Members are rotated, with each standing for a maximum of six years. All members generously give their time for free to ensure that the research we fund is of the highest quality and the researchers perform to the high standards we always expect. We are very grateful to them all.