Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine) – Information for CIHR grant holders

How to Apply: 

Following the recent statement by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health and further to the commitment of the three federal granting agencies to support researchers and students impacted by the crisis in 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. 

Canada is recognized as a leader in building partnerships and uniting researchers and highly qualified personnel of different nationalities and cultures in the shared pursuit of scientific excellence. Recognizing how the crisis in Ukraine may affect the research landscape, this additional funding for grant holders will support trainees, defined as graduate students or postdoctoral researchers through salaries and stipends.

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

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

Requested amounts will be pro-rated to reflect the expected duration of the support.

External Deadline: 
Thursday, December 22, 2022
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