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This form is for LISS DTP funded students whose research has been impacted by COVID-19 and who are unable to mitigate the impact or adjust their projects to complete on time to apply for a COVID-19 related funding extension. Applications will be considered in six-month periods. This round of applications is for students with a funding end date between 1st April 2023 and 30th September 2023.

In accordance with UKRI Guidance (UKRI-240321-PolicyStatementFinal.pdf) DTPs are able to consider on a case-by-case basis applications for funding extensions of up to 6 months to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on thesis submission.

Any extensions granted by the DTP are funded from its existing Training Grant, approval is dependent on the DTP budget overall as well as the justification provided in the application.  Many students are funded partly by the ESRC and partly by their home institution.  Funding extensions approved by LISS will cover only the ESRC portion of a student's funding.  If LISS approves your application it will ask home institutions to provide their portion, but contribution from the home institution cannot be guaranteed.

To complete this form, please discuss it with your Supervisor asking them to provide a Supporting Statement. Applications are due by 11th January 2023.

All Extension of Funding requests will be considered by a LISS DTP Panel chaired by the DTP Director.

Submission Date Extensions:
Your submission date will normally move forward in line with any extension to your funding end date, unless you have already been granted a COVID-19 related extension to your submission date.  Please note however that processes across institutions vary, and you should check with your home institution about changes to your submission date following any extensions to your funding end date.

Please read the +more info guidance for each field below.

Eligibility

  • All LISS DTP funded students whose research has been impacted by COVID-19 and who are unable to mitigate the impact or adjust their projects to complete on time. This round of applications is for students with a funding end date between 1st April 2023 and 30th September 2023.
  • In exceptional circumstances, further requests from students who had an earlier request turned down or who have already received an extension under Phase 1 or Phase 2.

Personal Details

Specify the Department or other Academic Unit (Institute, etc) where you are registered as a student

Name the supervisor who is supporting your application - this should be your official 'primary' supervisor, but if this is not possible (eg. your primary supervisor is on an NHS secondment), the supervisor you list here must be named as a supervisor in our files. Format: FirstName LastName, e.g. Linnaea Stockall

Funding Information

Enter the date your PhD studies commenced, or, for 1+3 students applying for an extension to occur after you complete your masters year, the date your PhD studies will commence. Note this is not necessarily the date your PhD studentship commenced if you were awarded funding after you began your studies. 

Dates need to be in the format 'DD/MM/YYYY', for example 27/03/1980.

(dd/mm/yyyy)

Enter the date your stipend is currently projected to end. 

Dates need to be in the format 'DD/MM/YYYY', for example 27/03/1980.

(dd/mm/yyyy)

12.12. Period of Extension being requested (to a maximum of three months, whole months only). The majority of awardeds are expected to be up to 3 months, although in some cases, with clear extenuating circumstances, up to 6 months may be awarded.

Personal Circumstances and Impacts

13.13. Personal Circumstances and Impacts: please specify the extent of the impact on your research by confirming the timescale in the following statements:
15.15. Please select if you experienced any of the following due to the COVID-19 situation

Please attach supporting document(s), as you feel necessary (eg. in a dropbox folder or similar) containing supporting evidence for your claims. It could be a statement or letter from a medical professional, disability adviser or counsellor.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g4opd7e4rp2bdp3/quotes%20LON-NYC%20March%209%202018%20kayak.jpeg?dl=0

Make sure the file sharing settings allow anyone with the link to view and download the link.

Impacts on research progress and actions to mitigate these impacts

Ask your supervisor to write in support of your application. Their statement should confirm the efforts made to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and lockdown, and the justification for the number of months of extension sought.

You should also forward the email from your supervisor containing the text you paste here to liss-dtp@kcl.ac.uk (include: COVID-19 Extension support statement in the subject field) for confirmation.

22.22. Data Protection   By submitting this form, you agree that LISS DTP can process your information and keep a copy of your form for the purposes of reporting to UKRI. Information regarding your application will be shared with the approving department and with UKRI for the purposes of administering the scheme. Required