COVID-19 update for Society Grants & Awards
This information is for Society Grant and Award holders, as well as future applicants. We have introduced new flexibility in our processes to help support you during the COVID-19 situation.
The Society has been closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health England and the government, with regards to COVID-19. The health and well-being of our members is our number one priority and we are sensitive to the additional pressures on the NHS and academic institutions at this time. Indeed, as the situation progresses, we are aware that many of our members may be seconded back to the NHS to support front-line service delivery.
To support you, we are introducing flexibility into our Grants and Awards processes, and have outlined our current position below:
Current Grant and Award holders
- If you need to extend the timeline or postpone the use of your Grant or Award, we can support you by arranging a no-cost extension or postponement of the start date. When you have time, please contact us to inform us of your specific requirements
- If you think you will now be unable to complete or start a research project, please contact us to let us know and to discuss the best options for you
- Many Society Grants and Awards will require a final report on completion. We will not be requesting these in the near future, and instead will work with you to extend any deadlines on a case-by-case basis.
Future Grant and Award Applications
- We are working to our existing Grant and Award deadlines, as these have been widely publicised. However, we don’t want anyone to be disadvantaged, so if you want to apply but need more time, please contact us to discuss the options available
- The impact of the pandemic may also affect the availability of members for our marking panels and we will be working with them to adjust our timelines as necessary. We will let you know if there will be a delay in processing your application
- The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on institutions, research facilities and conference travel is still unfolding and it is possible that you may hold a Grant or Award that becomes unusable for the near future. We will work with you to resolve the best outcome, on a case-by-case basis
The Society for Endocrinology is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and we would recommend you follow their excellent blog for key guidance and latest updates for the research community.
Additional guidance has been provided for NIHR supported projects