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7.13 Extensions to Research Grants

Research Grants: After a research grant has started, the duration may be extended at no additional cost by an overall total of up to 12 months, subject to prior written approval. Extensions will be allowed where they are necessary to enable work to be completed following delays due to:

  • breaks or delays in the appointment of staff;
  • maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental or paid sick leave;
  • extended jury service; or
  • changes from full-time to part-time working.

In the case of other, exceptional, circumstances, the duration may be extended, at the discretion of the Research Council.

Extensions will be limited to the additional time needed to complete the research. Any request for an extension should therefore state the reasons for the delay and explain how the extra time requested will enable the remaining work to be completed.

Fellowship Grants: After a fellowship grant has started, the duration may be extended to cover maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption leave, shared parental leave, extended jury service or paid sick leave for a Research Fellow in line with the terms and conditions of the fellow’s employment. Otherwise, the conditions for extending Fellowship grants are the same as apply to research grants.

Requests for extensions should be made via the Grant Maintenance facility in JeS once the required duration is known and before the grant ends.

Guidance on making a post award change can be found on the RCUK website.

Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000