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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Since the return to normal working in 2022, the vast majority of grant holders whose research was impacted by Covid restrictions have already contacted the Trust to discuss their grants. 

Requests for no-cost extensions or for approval to reallocate funds across different budget categories will now be considered under our normal process, which is to apply by email to: grants@leverhulme.ac.uk setting out your case for consideration by the relevant Grant Manager.

Requests for costed extensions will now only be considered for our longer-running schemes, such as Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships and Research Leadership Awards, or for five-year Research Project Grants awarded between 2018–2019, or Early Career Fellowships prior to 2021.

If you hold one of these awards and are likely to need a costed extension and have not already been contacted by the Grant Manager, please contact us at grants@leverhulme.ac.uk and we will advise you of the process to follow. All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please note:

We expect that applications submitted during and after 2021 will have taken account of the impact of restrictions and will have been written with appropriate contingencies in place for their continuance or resumption. No requests for costed extensions will therefore be considered for awards that arise from applications made in 2021 or later.

Applications for second costed extensions will not generally be supported, although one further no-cost extension (at the end of a costed extension period) may be considered. Grant holders should contact the appropriate Grant Manager to discuss their case in the first instance.

Applications for costed extensions from holders of British Academy, Royal Society or Royal Academy of Engineering Senior/Research Fellowship or an APEX Awards funded by the Leverhulme Trust are no longer being accepted. 

Applications for no-cost extensions should be made to the relevant Academy for consideration.

Page last updated: 30 June 2023

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