Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Tri-Agency (TIPS) – Special Response Fund for Trainees – SRFT (Ukraine)
Research Admin Offices:
Support will be in the form of supplements for salaries and stipends and can be requested for a period of up to 12 months. The maximum allowable amounts are as follows:
Master’s Level – $20,000
Doctoral Level – $25,000
Postdoctoral Level – $45,000
Requested amounts must be pro-rated to reflect the expected duration of the support. Read additional information regarding the Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine).
- Natural Sciences and Engineering
Internal Deadline:December 14, 2022
Sponsor Deadline:December 22, 2022
The Government of Canada has announced a limited-time 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—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)— and provides support to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers directly impacted by the Russian regime’s invasion of 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.
Active and eligible NSERC and Tri-Agency grant holders can apply for this special supplement by completing and submitting a short application form.
Who can apply? The applicant (grant holder) must hold an active grant (including the automatic extension period) awarded under one of the funding opportunities listed (at the bottom of this announcement) 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.
Trainee Eligibility: The trainee must be in Canada when receiving the supplement. When completing the application, the grant holder is required to attest that:
- the trainee will participate in research activities associated with the direct costs of this grant
- the trainee is *directly impacted by the crisis in Ukraine
- the trainee is not benefiting from other tri-agency funds for the same purpose
- the trainee’s support would end or not be possible if the requested funds were not granted
*Direct impact is defined as: a trainee who was expected to return to Ukraine in 2022 but cannot because of the current crisis; or a trainee who cannot continue their planned course of studies or research in Ukraine because of the crisis and is now in Canada
Nathan Coschi, ROADS