COVID-19 Response

The NWSSDTP is committed to doing all we can to support our students during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Extension Request Rounds to Date

There have been the following opportunities to request extensions due to the impact of COVID-19:

  • Phase 1 (May 2020): An UKRI initiative, run by individual universities, for DTP students with an end date 1st March 2020 – 31st March 2021.
  • Phase 1.5 (Dec 2020): A NWSSDTP initiative, for DTP students with an end date after 30th September 2021, who will struggle to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on their projects and who may find it difficult to access extensions through Phase 2, below.
  • Phase 2 (Jan–May 2021): A UKRI initiative, run by individual universities, for any DTP students – but prioritising those with an end date 1st April – 30th September 2021 and/or who will struggle to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on their projects (particularly those with caring responsibilities, long term health concerns and disabilities).

Phase 3 Extension Requests

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has confirmed further action to support doctoral students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.ukri.org/news/rules-for-phd-funding-relaxed-for-those-affected-by-the-pandemic/

This ‘Phase 3’ will pick up after Phase 2 has been completed at each institution, and will be the long-term process for students who wish to apply for funding extensions related to the impacts of COVID-19. Please see below the Guidance and Application Form for applying for such extensions:

Thank you all very much for your patience during this time. If you have any queries regarding the above, contact nwssdtp@liv.ac.uk Please bear in mind that the NWSSDTP Team is also being impacted by the repercussions of COVID-19, potentially resulting in some delays in response, and we will get back to queries as soon as we are able.

  • Posted 30th April 2020
  • Update 2nd September 2020
  • 2nd Update 12th November 2020
  • 3rd Update 21st May 2021
  • 4th Update 22nd July 2021

 

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