The ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme is administered by our Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) against a common specification and call deadline. As the call was launched on 18 November 2019, and is due to close on 23 March 2020, we do not anticipate that the deadline will present a problem to the vast majority of applicants. However DTPs can consider individual requests for extensions on a case-by-case basis where an individual has been directly impacted by COVID-19, and can also accept applications that might not include all of the usual supporting documentation, for example, institutional letters of support and costings, if COVID-19 has prevented applicants being able to obtain them.