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Suspension requests

Any requests for the suspension of a grant must be submitted to Arthritis Research UK for approval, which shall not be unreasonably withheld (see conditions for the award of a grant 1.7).

There are a number of circumstances which may require a grant suspension; these can include maternity, paternity or adoption leave, long term sickness or injury, recruitment issues and other unforeseen problems resulting in a serious delay in completing the proposed research.

Important information

  • Grant suspensions can be applied on all awards, with the exception of centre of excellence awards.
  • Any approval for a request will be at the discretion of Arthritis Research UK.
  • All applications for suspensions must be submitted prior to the existing end date of the award.

All applications must be submitted via grant tracker.

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