Tuesday, 24 March, 2020
The Wellcome Trust has announced that it is extending many of its upcoming funding rounds by an additional week in order to provide applicants with sufficient time to prepare their applications in light of the disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The affected calls and their updated deadlines are as follows:
The extensions come a week after the Wellcome Trust provided updated COVID-19 advice for current Wellcome grantholders and grant applicants. This advice is follows:
The Wellcome Trust’s funding schemes and calls remain open for applications. Some advisory committee meetings will take place remotely and any affected parties will be notified.
The Trust can submit a proposal on an organisation's behalf if it is unable to approve and submit an application. Applicants are requested to email the Trust to confirm their agreement.
The Trust is offering support to organisations it currently funds in the following ways:
For other grants which may be affected (eg if an organisation closes), the Trust will seek to minimise the impact on its funded research activities wherever possible (eg supplementing a grant, where it is not covered by insurance).
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