Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we are extending the deadline for the 2020 Du Pré Grants and McDonald Fellowships to 31 August 2020.

We are also changing the requirements for the 2020 awards so we can continue to support rising stars from low- and middle-income countries while COVID-19 travel restrictions are in place. For the 2020 Awards, we are open to applications for virtual projects and mentorship experiences, or for relocation within the same country or world region.

Potential applicants are encouraged to think creatively together with their proposed hosts about potential solutions to COVID-19 travel restrictions. If virtual knowledge exchange will take place, applicants can suggest alternative uses for travel budgets, such as the purchase of enabling equipment or research resources.

All solutions will be considered, provided that:

  • the project can be carried out safely with minimal risk to the applicant and host
  • there are sufficient resources and supervision to allow the proposed project to take place
  • the project demonstrates sufficient value to the applicant

More information about the specific awards and their requirements and how to apply:

McDonald Fellowships (2 years)

Du Pré Grants (2-6 months)

Who do I contact?

For more information, including assistance with identifying possible host institutions, please contact our research team using the contact us form, selecting “Research grants and awards”.

These conditions only relate to the 2020 Awards round.