My study is time and funding limited – what do I do if I need to extend?

Discussions are already underway with major funders including NIHR, UKRI, AMRC and others at a national level.

UKRI have indicated that they will be flexible with no-cost extensions but have yet to make any announcements regarding supplementary funding or costed extensions. NIHR and most of the medical charities intend to take a flexible approach and will evaluate costed extensions on a case-by-case basis. Wellcome have announced 6 month and 3 month extensions for grants which end in calendar year 2020 or 2021 respectively.

We are looking to co-ordinate these discussions with major funders on behalf of Newcastle University and the Trust. Please liaise with the Grants & Contracts Team if you have any concerns about your specific award via

For internally funded research including RCF and DT accounts, where expenditure cannot be incurred in the intended Financial Year, the relevant budget holders, with support from the Research Senior Management Team, will need to review the availability of funds in the next Financial Year.