Applications to the UBC Research Staff and Trainee Emergency Fund are currently suspended as we fully determine how the fund intersects with the federal Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF).
CRCEF is a tri-agency program administered by SSHRC as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. The initial focus of CRCEF is on wage support. It can cover up to 75% of salaries paid to research personnel or trainees through research projects funded by non-government sources. To qualify for payment, salaries must have been associated with projects that have either lost industry or foundation funding, or have been interrupted due to the impacts of research curtailment, between March 15 and August 29, 2020. CRCEF can fund salaries for a maximum of 12 weeks per individual within the eligibility period.