Dear All,

We are aware of the concerns you have over the Covid-19 situation. Please be assured that your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us. Given the changing situation with coronavirus and in consultation with ESRC and other DTPs, we have the following information and advice:

For new Difficult Language Training and Overseas Fieldwork funding applications

These are suspended for the time being, and so are OIVs and conference travel.

For those funded for Distance Learning Training (DLT), Overseas International Visits (OIVs) and Overseas Fieldwork (OF) who are currently overseas (and those currently attending an international conference)

Future Overseas Institutional Visits (OIVs) and travel to international conferences (funded via RTSG)


Travel to international conferences

We will need to stay updated of any new policies. But please keep an eye on the latest advice from your own intuition as well as that from the government.

If you have further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on