The RSA recognizes that grant holders on all our research schemes may need to change their schedule and dissemination plan and to move to online meetings and virtual activities.
Because our primary concern is for the health and wellbeing of our community, through this statement, we are updating the grant guidelines for our funding (Research Network, EC, MeRSA and FeRSA research grants) to now include costs for setting up online virtual meetings/conferences.
In order to get approval for changes to your plans, and to claim the related costs from the RSA, you should:
- consult the RSA office about the changes you wish to make
- send us the updated budget and activities as proposed in your application
- provide us with a short description of proposed changes
The RSA staff have experience in running virtual meetings so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions and need support. We are here to help.
Additionally, we recognize that current situation can have impact on timing of your research. Therefore, the RSA is willing to consider extension of grants. For this, please send us the updated research schedule for review and approval.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Lesa.Reynolds@RegionalStudies.org with any questions you might have.