Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine)

Special funding enables eligible students to continue their important research work in Canada

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—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 SSHRC grant holders can apply for this special supplement by completing and submitting a short application form. The fund will allow up to $20,000 for the master’s level, $25,000 for the doctoral level and up to $45,000 for the postdoctoral level, and will be in the form of supplements for salaries and stipends that may extend for up to one year. Applications will be accepted using a continuous intake up to December 22, 2022.

For further information, visit SSHRC’s webpage on the Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine).

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