Extending, amending or renewing an existing award
In some circumstances, sponsors may be willing to extend an existing award rather than
require researchers to apply for a new award. Typically this occurs when the
planned research requires more time than originally estimated.
The additional period must be added to the pFACT proposal for the project, and any
additional non-staff costs (e.g. consumables) must also be added.
If there is no pFACT proposal for the project, an extension of up to three months can
be costed at the original rates. This extension is intended purely to allow the
project to be completed. For any longer period, or for extensions that add
scope to the project, a pFACT project proposal will need to be compiled.
Please contact us if you require:
- additional funding
- virement between headings (not permitted
by the sponsor’s Terms and Conditions)
- a change of Principal Investigator (PI)
- any other material change to the project
Please note that extending or amending grants may require approval by your Head of
Department and Chair of School.
Renewing an award
A renewed award is for substantially new research in a related area. This is in
contrast to extending or amending an existing award, which is for the purpose
of completing proposed research. It may be possible to renew an award, for
example, if the sponsor agrees that further exploration of the results from the
original project is worthwhile.
What is the process for renewing an award?
The process for renewing the award depends on the sponsor. It could involve any of
- a full application process for another
award that starts at the end of the present award
- a revision of the contract for the
- a further award letter from the sponsor
In the first instance, researchers who are considering trying to renew an award should
contact the Applications team. If the
sponsor suggests a renewal, the please advise us as soon as possible to ensure
that the renewal proceeds smoothly.
A budget in pFACT will normally need to be completed to obtain the additional award.
When the sponsor has agreed to renew an award, please advise the Applications team and supply the award letter and supporting information as for winning an award.
The funds for the new award can normally be added to the existing award.
Need further information?
Please contact the Administrator in your School Team.