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.

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 grant (including the automatic extension period) awarded under one of the funding opportunities listed below 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:

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 relevant institutional representative at ORS. You can send this to ORS (ors@sfu.ca) for signature.
  2. The completed PDF form shall be submitted on the secure submission site

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

 

Further details on the Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine), including application information, are available on the NSERC website

Upcoming Deadlines

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December 22, 2022December 22, 2022 *
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. Kindly click on the above link for details on this opportunity. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.
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