The Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF) is extending its wage support for research personnel and trainees whose salaries were adversely affected by COVID-19 and who were paid in part or in whole by non-governmental sources.
The new Stage 4 of CRCEF increases the maximum duration of wage support for eligible research personnel from 12 weeks to 24 weeks. The eligibility period for wage support remains the same as in Stages 1 and 2: March 15, 2020 to August 29, 2020.
By November 10, faculty members who submitted a funding request in stages 1 and 2 will be contacted by the UBC CRCEF support team or their affiliated institution to confirm extended funding requests for eligible salaries in Stage 4. More details about eligibility and submitting new funding requests for personnel and trainees not claimed in stages 1 and 2 can be found at https://research.ubc.ca/crcef4.
Applications for CRCEF Stage 3 for research maintenance and ramp-up costs can continue to be made until November 30 at https://research.ubc.ca/crcef3.
The Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund is a tri-agency program and part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. More information about CRCEF can be found at https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/crcef-fucrc/index-eng.aspx.
We are grateful to the federal government for this support for research personnel and trainees at Canadian universities and affiliated health research institutions.
Vice-President, Research & Innovation
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