Federal Funding Support for Research Personnel and Trainees Impacted by COVID-19

The following programs are applicable for research at UBC and affiliated health research institutions.

Research funded by non-government sources (industry and foundations)

The Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF) is a tri-agency program administered by SSHRC and is part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. The initial focus of this fund was on wage support. 

There is now an open call for applications to Phase 3 of CRCEF for research maintenance and ramp-up costs incurred due to COVID-19. October 30 Deadline.

Please note that applications to the UBC Research Staff and Trainee Emergency Fund are currently suspended as we fully determine how the UBC fund intersects with CRCEF.

Research funded by federal granting agencies (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR)

Additional information has been published by the federal granting agencies about supplementary support for research personnel and trainees funded by NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR grants. Faculty members will be contacted directly by the relevant funding agency for each eligible grant they hold. Additional details are posted on the web pages listed below: