Petition to Rethink Preventions to Extend Research Time and Funding

November 25 2020

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

A petition has been signed by over one thousand academics to encourage UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) not to prevent extending time or funding for research students. The ongoing virus crisis has affected many researchers, including art historians, who haven't been able to visit libraries or research materials during lockdown. Many universities had given extensions over the summer, but continued lockdown measures have now increased the pressure on researchers in all fields.

As it happens, my doctoral research too has been affected by the closures of archives and libraries. There is nothing more frustrating than being disconnected from ones materials during the final year! I recognise that I'm incredibly fortunate to have received nothing but support from my university and supervisor. However, not everyone is so lucky.

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