Grants are cash-limited at the point of award. Supplementary funding will only be provided in the following circumstances:
- To meet additional costs resulting from paid maternity, paternity or sick leave taken by Trust-funded staff.
- To cover increased costs for Trust fellows due to promotion, career breaks or regrading (eg when a clinician completes their clinical training and is given an Honorary Consultant Contract).
- To meet the open access charges levied by publishers who support the open access model (a number of institutions have already been awarded additional funds specifically to cover such charges).
- Exceptional unforeseeable circumstances.
For grants awarded before 1 December 2015, we will meet the salary cost of fellows and studentship fees where the actual costs exceed the budget provided. Requests for supplements must be made before 1 October 2016.
Where actual employment costs for non-Trust fellows exceed the salary budget provided (for example, changes to employers' USS pension contributions), these additional costs should be met from other funds available on the grant.
Please contact our Grants Information Desk for advice.