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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information for applicants and grant holders. The Trust will continue to review our policies and will update this page when we have new information.

If you are applying for a Grant, Award or Fellowship

  1. All our funding schemes and calls remain open for applications. Generally, application, shortlisting and decision dates will not change but if they do, changes will be notified on the Home page of the website, the relevant scheme page and via the Trust’s Twitter account @LeverhulmeTrust
  2. If your organisation is closed and unable to approve and submit an application, we can do this on their behalf, but we will need agreement from an appropriate person in your organisation to do this. Please contact us at grants@leverhulme.ac.uk

If you hold a Trust Grant, Award or Fellowship

If you have paid costs for an event, fieldwork or travel which has been cancelled, and these costs cannot be reimbursed or claimed for under insurance, you can claim these against your grant.

If you will need to rebook an event, fieldwork or travel at a later date, then these costs can be charged to your grant. In the first instance we would expect these costs to be managed within the existing budget.

We will generally allow requests to extend your grant if you don't need additional costs.

You can also opt to delay the start of a new award or suspend a current award, if this would be a better option to manage your research.

We do however, require you to email and request any of the changes above: grants@leverhulme.ac.uk 

If there is the potential for research to be lost or severely compromised, then an application for a costed extension may be considered. You should approach the Trust only when you are in a position to be clear about the length of an extension and the cost involved. We will then advise you of the process to follow. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

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