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Coronavirus

Corona: other questions

We receive many questions on all kinds of corona-related topics. Here you can find questions and answers that don't fit into any of the specific categories.

  • Where can I find information about changes in the grant application process? Will deadlines postponed, for example?

    Because of the coronavirus outbreak, the application process for many research grants is changing. For example, deadlines may be postponed. And other steps in the grant application process, such as interviews or response periods, may be delayed, moved or prolonged.

    Most grant providers have a special web page about the changes in the application process resulting from the coronavirus outbreak. They are regularly updated. See below for an overview various grant providers and their measures in response to the coronavirus outbreak:
    NWO
    H2020
    ERC
    COST

    Who can I contact for more information or advice? The research funding advisers of the IXA UvA Grant Support Team can help you with specific questions about changes following the coronavirus outbreak.

    The IXA UvA Grant Support Team is also publishing more editions of their Grant Update newsletter with coronavirus-related news. Sign up for the newsletter here.

  • I'm a student, can I still graduate cum laude and what are the rules?

    Examination Boards have been asked to show leniency with regard to decisions on whether or not to award 'cum laude' as far as progress is concerned, but not as far as results are concerned.

    • Examination boards will drop the requirement that you have to complete your study within the official time period with no delays. You will be allowed to resit exams taken in the corona period. This period runs from 13 March to 31 August 2020. The general idea is that you can use 1 extra resit per course for that period and still be eligible for cum laude. You will have the opportunity to complete the relevant courses in a subsequent academic year.
    • The requirements regarding the results achieved are in principle maintained.

    If you have specific questions, please contact the Examination Board of your study programme.