Covid-19: A message from Simon Grieveson, our Head of Research Funding, for grant holders
Last updated Monday 15 June
Please note: information about coronavirus for people who have, or have had, prostate cancer, can be found here.
Covid-19 has had an impact on every aspect of life, and we know the last few weeks and months will have been challenging for you as researchers. In turn, the crisis has forced us to face our own challenges as an organisation, and many of you will have put your projects on hold and enrolled your staff on the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to help minimise the financial impact of the pandemic on your research grant. I want to thank you for your cooperation and understanding at this time. You’re helping to ensure that we emerge from this crisis in the best possible shape to continue supporting your life-saving research in the months and years to come.
We’re now entering a new phase of the Covid-19 pandemic where restrictions are beginning to ease, and research institutions across the country are preparing to re-open and allow certain projects to resume. We’re fully supportive of this transition and are here to help make sure your work can restart as quickly and seamlessly as possible. If you think your project may be able to restart, please let us know by emailing email@example.com. You can also refer to our FAQs for more information.
Your health and safety will remain a top priority for us as restrictions begin to ease. If you have any questions or concerns about how to resume your work while remaining safe, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’ll continue to closely monitor the situation and will issue further guidance to manage your Prostate Cancer UK-funded work in response to any changes in government guidelines.
Despite the gradual return to normality, we are unfortunately still anticipating a long-term drop in our income as a result of measures to contain Covid-19. As a result, future research funding decisions are still currently on hold. We are, as ever, completely committed to funding research to help us stop prostate cancer limiting men’s lives, and are doing everything we can to ensure as little disruption to our research programme as possible as the national situation unfolds. Thank you for your patience and understanding, we’ll update this page as and when our plans develop over the coming weeks.Read our FAQs for researchers