Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine)

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) have established a limited-time Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine), or SRFT-Ukraine, to initiate or maintain the employment or financial support – via stipend or salary – of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, who are directly impacted by the crisis in Ukraine.

Specifically, this temporary funding will help trainees currently in Canada who were expected to return to Ukraine in 2022 but cannot due to the current crisis, as well as trainees currently in Ukraine who wish to continue their planned studies and research in Canada.

Applications will be accepted using a continuous intake up to December 22, 2022

Award value

Support can be requested for a period of up to 12 months. The maximum allowable amounts are as follows:

Master’s level Up to $20,000
Doctoral level Up to $25,000
Postdoctoral level Up to $45,000

 

Eligibility

The applicant (grant holder) must hold an active  CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC grant (including the automatic extension period) awarded under an eligible program at the time of application. Grant holders must also maintain an active grant (including the automatic extension period) during the entire period of tenure of the SRFT-Ukraine.


 

Application Process CIHR:

To apply to the Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine), CIHR-funded grantees must follow these steps:

  1. Complete the PDF application form [ PDF (196 KB) ] and have it signed by the SFU institutional representative.You can send this to ORS (ors@sfu.ca) for signature;
  2. Submit your application form to: support-soutien@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

Further details including application information, are available on the CIHR’s webpage 


 

Application Process NSERC:

To apply to the Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine), NSERC funded grantees  must:

  1.  Complete the PDF application form and have it signed by SFU institutional representative. You can send this to ORS (ors@sfu.ca) for signature;
  2. The completed PDF form shall be submitted on the secure submission site

Further details including application information, are available on the NSERC website


 

Application Process  SSHRC :

To apply to the Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine), SSHRC funded grantees  must:

  1.  Complete the PDF application form and have it signed by SFU institutional representative. You can send this to ORS (ors@sfu.ca) for signature
  2. The completed PDF form shall be submitted on the secure submission site

Further details including application information, are available on the SSHRC website


SFU Signature Sheet and Application should be submitted  to ORS.

Upcoming Deadlines

External
Internal
December 22, 2022December 22, 2022 Verified Date
16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine) The Government of Canada has announced special funding, in the form of supplements to existing research grants, that will provide relief and assistance to research trainees from Ukraine. The Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine) is administered by Canada’s three federal research funding agencies – CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC – and provides support to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers directly impacted by the Russian regime’s invasion of Ukraine. Applications will be accepted using a continuous intake up to December 22, 2022. .
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