CRCEF is a Tri-Agency program and is administered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) on behalf of the three federal research funding agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and SSHRC. The Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) provides strategic oversight for the program and approves awards. The Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS) provides administration. Details of the CRCEF program can be found HERE.

Internal Program Information

PurposeTo support direct costs of research that are extraordinary and incremental to those normally covered by existing research funds  that have been recorded (incurred) or committed between March 15 and November 15, 2020 (the transactions and invoices may be received and paid until March 31st, 2021 and\or goods and services may be rendered up until March 31st, 2021)  in the following categories:  

1) maintain essential research-related commitments during the COVID-19 pandemic 

2) and support ramping-up to full research activities as physical distancing measures are eased and research activities can resume.  

Value: Reimbursement of up to 75% of the eligible extraordinary incremental direct research costs claimed. 

Deadline: Continuous intake from October 8 until November 30, 2020 

Results: December 

Application process:  read below or download the Guidelines (HERE) & Application Form (HERE)