The Research Assistants Defence Fund (RADF) is to compensate members in divisions 1 and 2 (in Humanities and Social Sciences) who are forced to undertake T4 taxable RA work in order to receive the minimum guaranteed funding package. Please note that members in divisions 3 and 4 (in Engineering and the Physical Sciences or Life Sciences departments) are ineligible for this fund, because RAships in those departments are not T4 taxable income.


You must meet all three of the following requirements:

  1. You must have been both registered as a student, and a member of the funded cohort, during Fall 2017 and/or Winter 2018
  2. You must have performed at least 30 hours of Unit 1 work between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018
  3. The total value of your TA and RA work that is included in the funding package must have constituted more of the funding package than the dollar value of 190 hours of TA work ($8,477.04)


Instructions for how to apply will be posted on the Unit 1 Benefits page when the fund opens in the spring.