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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for applicants and award holders of Royal Society funding

This page was last updated Monday 30 November 2020.

This page will be regularly updated as we assess the potential impacts of the evolving global health situation. Please ensure you regularly check this page for updates as we make further updates to our advice and guidance.

The Royal Society offices at Carlton House Terrace, London shut from 5pm on Wednesday 18 March and all staff are currently working remotely. You will continue to be able to contact the grants team with any enquiries via grants@royalsociety.org or +44 (0)20 7451 2666.

For queries relating to specific grants programmes, see our contacts page.

If you are applying for a Royal Society fellowship or grant

The Society's grants team are currently operating a normal service and we anticipate all calls will run in line with advertised dates.

Some of our grant committee and panel meetings will take place remotely and we will be in contact with you if this affects you.

When applying for certain Royal Society grants, you will be asked to complete a question in the application from relating to the impact of the pandemic on your research. 

If you hold a Royal Society fellowship or grant

The Society's grants team are currently operating a normal service and are continuing to work to minimise the impact of the global health situation on our award holders The Society will provide as pragmatic support as possible, recognising the impact of the coronavirus on research is significant and evolving.

At the end of June 2020, the UK Government, through the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), announced a package of financial support to ease the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on certain researchers funded through UKRI and the National Academies.

All researchers who are eligible for this funding have been contacted via email using the email address associated with the researcher's Flexi-Grant account. 

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