Acknowledging SSHRC Support and Communicating the Value of Your Research

Overview
How to Acknowledge Your SSHRC Funding
Communicating the Value and Impacts of Your Research
More Information



Overview

Federal support for research is an investment by the people of Canada. As such, it is important for taxpayers to know how their research dollars are being spent. By demonstrating the social, economic and cultural value of their social sciences and humanities research, SSHRC award recipients help strengthen public understanding of and support for SSHRC-funded research.

We ask that you acknowledge, verbally and/or in writing, your SSHRC funding and the role it has played in your research, in the following cases:

  • media interviews, speeches, and presentations at conferences and workshops;
  • conference or workshop materials, web materials, press releases and other media materials; and
  • submissions to peer-reviewed publications, citing the name of the funding opportunity.


How to Acknowledge Your SSHRC Funding

Whether acknowledging SSHRC verbally or in writing, you must make it clear that your research project was supported by SSHRC and is not a product of SSHRC. In written formats, you are required to use the SSHRC logo in conjunction with the following statement:

This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Note: If multiple grants, funding agencies and partners have supported the research project, all sources of funding and support should be listed.

Use of the SSHRC Logo

The SSHRC logo and the Government of Canada identifier are important parts of SSHRC’s brand and must appear on your communications products.

The SSHRC logo is not to be used by any researcher on its own, and must always be accompanied by the statement “This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.”

Please follow the complete guidelines set out by SSHRC on the use of its logo.



Communicating the Value and Impacts of Your Research

At SSHRC, we will make every effort to work with you and your institution to:

  • organize funding announcements;
  • profile your research via the SSHRC website and other media outlets; and
  • showcase and celebrate research excellence through awards ceremonies and other events.

We depend on you to inform us of your research initiatives, developments and discoveries, especially those that will be published, so that we can work with you, your institution and other funding partners (if applicable) to publicly promote their value and impact.

Contact us today to collaborate on a communications initiative or media story.



More Information

For more information, or to work with us on a communications initiative or media story, please contact:

Julia Gualtieri
Media Relations Adviser
Tel: 613-944-4347
Email: julia.gualtieri@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca