Applying for a Covid-related extension

The guidance issued by UKRI for students with a funding end date after 31 March 2021 has been updated, as of 24 March 2021.

As you will be aware, UKRI announced that further funding (Phase 3) would be released for WRDTP funded doctoral researchers. Training grant holders can now offer extensions to all UKRI 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.

In order to apply for an extension, please ensure you have read the WRDTP ESRC Phase 3 Covid-19 Related Studentship Extension Request – Guidance carefully, in conjunction with the UKRI guidance, to ensure you are eligible. If you are still unsure please contact the WRDTP ( before you submit your application and we will be happy to offer further guidance.

PLEASE NOTE – This form should be completed and submitted no earlier than 6 months prior to your current funding end date.

More information from UKRI can be found in the documents below: