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

This page was last updated Tuesday 24 March 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.

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

For information regarding the extended deadlines for the Newton International Fellowship and International Collaboration Award calls, see our updates.

For further details about the Society is working to limit the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on award holders, read our FAQs.

If you are applying for a Royal Society fellowship or grant

All our funding programmes and calls currently remain open for applications in line with advertised dates. We will endeavour not to make any changes to application deadlines, interview dates or decision 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.

If your organisation is closed and unable to approve and submit an application, we can do this on their behalf but will require agreement from your organisation to do so. The relevant individuals should email grants@royalsociety.org, quoting the application reference, to confirm their agreement. 

If you hold a Royal Society fellowship or grant

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.

The Society is working with award holders and their organisations as well as the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to ensure that fair and appropriate support is in place.

We will be aiming to minimise the impact of the coronavirus on funded activities as far as possible.

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