March 24, 2020
At this time, SHRF remains committed to social distancing and staff continue to work remotely. We are still available to support our research community and would like to assure those who currently hold SHRF funding that we understand COVID-19 and the restrictions in place may have a significant impact on how and when you can carry out and complete your work. Our processes for reporting and grant extensions remain the same. Please see the most current Awards Guide on our funding resources page for our policies.
High-level details at this time:
Travel cancellation fees can be expensed to your grant
Your reporting deadlines remain the same
SHRF grants extensions on a case-by-case basis. See section 4.8 in the Awards Guide for more details.
If you have questions or concerns about your current grant at this time, Dani, SHRF's Funding Programs Officer, is available to address them. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions or to request a virtual meeting to further discuss your concerns. For general programs questions/concerns, contact email@example.com.
As always, SHRF is here to help and continues to monitor the situation.
March 13, 2020
Given the situation the world is facing in regard to COVID-19, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) understands there may be impacts on your SHRF-funded work or travel to share the knowledge and impact of your research.
SHRF has already taken steps to adjust our activities in a way that considers the best interests of our stakeholders, such as hosting our upcoming orientation session online only and limiting in-person meetings and events. SHRF will continue to monitor the situation and take the appropriate steps to ensure we are making decisions that protect our stakeholders’ and personal health and safety.
We would like to confirm that travel cancellation fees can be expensed to your grant. For questions or concerns about the impact on your research, we encourage you to contact the SHRF funding team and we will consider situations and solutions as the need arises.
It’s times like these that we are thankful for and reaffirm our support of those who are working in the research community to find solutions to global health challenges and help protect the people of Saskatchewan.