Changes to Tri-Council Stipends

NSERC, CIHR, and SSHRC have announced important changes regarding the level of stipends that could be paid to students and postdoctoral fellows. In March 2011, the three agencies agreed that their individual regulations on support for students and trainees paid through grants should be removed. A recent news release states that beginning in September 2011, “the policies and practices of the three agencies will be harmonized, and specific minima or maxima pertaining to stipends paid from grants will no longer be in effect.” Further details can be found here.