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Covid19 Funder Guidance

 

British Council
The British Council is currently reviewing projects on a case by case basis. Researchers should contact general.enquiries@britishcouncil.org regarding their project.

 

ConFor Confederation of Forest Industries (UK) Ltd
Work funded by the ConFor is to be dealt with on a case by case basis. All work deemed non-essential is to be undertaken remotely if possible. Contact the commission for confirmation regarding your project here.

 

CSIC Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
CSIC remain open and are focusing on minimising disruption to delivery of funded projects. They will be using digital and online technology to allow continuing collaboration. If you have a funded project you are recommended to contact your Innovation Manager for support in continuing the project. Alternatively you can contact hello@cs-ic.org for support.

 

CSO Chief Scientists Office
In order to protect the safety of participants and allow clinical research staff to support the NHS, CSO recognises much funded health research will need to be paused or changed. They recommend Principal investigators to consider the impact of the current situation on their research, and to follow the advice of their research sponsor organisation.

CSO will honour research grants and fellowship awards that are paused. Principal Investigators should work with their grant holding institution to consider and make adjustments to plans as appropriate. Grant holders are encouraged to contact their relevant CSO manager.

Prioritisation will be given to research relating to COVID-19 response.

CSO has suspended the two response mode committees. Applications already made will be considered at December 2020 committee meetings. The June 2020 deadline for new outline applications will no longer apply, the next deadline will now be 8th January 2021.

 

EC European Commission
The European Commission is offering as much flexibility where possible for Horizon 2020 bids. Information on extended deadlines for applications can be found here. FAQ’s addressing specific aspects of the COVID-19 situation, including extensions, funding implications, and deliverables can he found here.

 

Forestry Commission Scotland
The Forestry Commission Scotland is focusing on prioritising key activities. Funded researchers should contact Scottish.forestry@forestry.gov.scot for clarification regarding their project.

 

Innovate UK
Innovate UK has business continuity measures in place and is continuing to operate.

If you have any concerns or potential challenges around your financial position, particularly cashflow issues, we recommend you speak with your investors and your bank.

 

NIHR National Institute for Health Research
On behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care, the NIHR is funding and helping to deliver a range of “rapid response” research to better understand and tackle COVID-19, including research into vaccines, treatments and diagnostic tests, and real-time collection of samples and data from people undergoing treatment in hospitals. We are doing this in close cooperation with Public Health England, UK Research & Innovation, the Health Research Authority and others.

Contact detials are available at the bottom of the page here.

 

SFC Scottish Funding Council
This web page provides links to websites where colleges and universities can find advice on what the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is; who is at risk; what you can do to prevent infection; advice on travel; education specific information; and more general information on the Scottish Government’s response.

 

UKRI - UK Research and Innovation
The ongoing situation regarding coronavirus has significantly impacted the research and innovation community. The nature of these impacts is evolving. Wherever we can we are taking quick decisions, identifying new issues as they emerge and providing answers and support wherever possible.

This page contains the latest information for our supported researchers and innovators and is updated on a regular basis.

 
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