null CfAR grants (spring 2020) cancelled, and moved forward to autumn 2020 with an exceptional condition

Given the current circumstance we are in, which has changed considerably the prospects and assumptions we all had at the time when the grant applications were made at the end of February, the Steering Group of CfAR has decided to cancel this round of grants giving, and instead increase the amount of the autumn round of grants giving (September call), with a condition I describe below.

 On one hand the many of the applications received ask for support for the costs for conference presentations or research activities involving a group of people. Right now, there is severely limited prospect for these events/activities taking place; on the other hand there are research activities which can be carried out individually and online, which we want to encourage particularly at times such as ours now. Our solution is therefore as follows: we cancel the grants this time round, and make a fresh call in autumn 2020 with an exceptional condition of backdating the research activity for incurred costs to 01.03.2020.

 We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.