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Information on the Rank Prize Funds' Response to COVID-19

The Rank Prize Funds would like to acknowledge the difficulties facing researchers at this time and to confirm our continued support for our disciplines. We are adapting to the situation in dialogue with the research community; please see below for detailed information on our response in relation to our different activities:

Symposia

The safety of our staff, symposium participants, and wider community is our first concern. As a result, the Rank Prize Funds have been obliged to cancel the symposia scheduled for March, April, June, and September 2020. Our symposia scheduled for July and October have been converted into virtual events. All registered speakers have been contacted about the cancellation and planned rescheduling. If speakers are unable to obtain a refund for their travel expenses from their provider, or home institution, the Rank Prize Funds will reimburse travel costs on presentation of a signed expenses claim and receipts.

We hope that the symposia planned for 2021 will go ahead. We would always advise those registered for symposia to follow the most up-to-date guidance on travel from their home institution/country. The latest advice from the UK government can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk

If you have been advised not to travel, or you decide not to attend a scheduled symposium, please let us know as soon as possible by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Grants

Applicants

Our 2020 funding schemes remain open for applications as normal. Deadlines will not change.

Current Grant-Holders (PhD Studentships, New Lecturer Awards, Vacation Studentships, Travel Grants)

We are committed to supporting our grant-holders through this challenging period. We understand that limited access to resources and facilities may impact on research activities and we will endeavour to be flexible where we can.

Other Funding and Sponsorship

Rank Lectures

We are continuing to fund the Rank Lectures when these are taking place.

Any Questions?

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