May 2017

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To better address the short-term needs of researchers and institutions, SSHRC is launching a Partnership Engage Grant in June 2017. Valued between $7,000 and $25,000, this grant will require only one partner and will be available four times a year.

The first deadline to apply is September 15, 2017, and successful applicants will be notified in December 2017.

Find out more about this funding opportunity
AT A GLANCE
A look at what we do by the numbers

Research collaboration across borders

SSHRC enables international collaboration for greater access to new ideas and talent, and to increase the scope and impact of Canadian research. Here's a look at how many international researchers have participated in SSHRC grants between 2006 and 2016.

HEADLINES
The latest from SSHRC and its partners
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To honour the country's 150th anniversary, the Government of Canada is investing $117.6 million over eight years for the new Canada 150 Research Chairs Program. The program will create approximately 25 research chairs to attract top international researchers to Canada to further knowledge in the sciences, technology, health, engineering and the social sciences and humanities.
 
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Panel of experts provides roadmap to strengthening Canadian research
 
The Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science, chaired by David Naylor, has released a final report on its review of federal science funding. The report provides a framework for long-term, globally competitive re-investment in Canada's research environment. Read the report for more information on its findings and recommendations.
 
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SSHRC-funded researcher Daniel Levitin honoured for outstanding science writing
 
Neuroscientist and SSHRC-funded scholar Daniel Levitin has won the National Business Book Award, and was shortlisted for other awards, for his bestselling book, A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age. Learn more about the awards and Levitin's research.

 
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To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, we asked researchers to tell us how social sciences and humanities research has advanced Canadian society.
Bipasha Baruah
 

"Research, as anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston once wrote, is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. Research in the social sciences enables Canada to contribute to solutions for building a more equitable and just world. Without research, there is often no visibility for pressing societal problems. And without visibility, there is neither policy priority nor urgency for finding solutions."

----  Bipasha Baruah,  Canada Research Chair in Global Women's Issues

 
FUNDING FOCUS
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more


On May 30 and 31, SSHRC is offering a webinar to provide information and answer questions about its Connection Grants. Check out the schedule

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Did you know that SSHRC research grants and fellowships are awarded through merit review? A transparent, in-depth and effective way to allocate public research funds, merit review is a vital part of our granting process. Have a look at SSHRC's principles for merit review, or check out the journey of a SSHRC application learning module for more on what this means for your application. 
SPOTLIGHT
Featured stories, events and activities
 
With the alarming acceleration of the effects of climate change on the Arctic, this iconic region of Canada risks becoming a romantic myth. Michael Byers is working hard to make decision-makers and policy-drafters aware of the realities of the Arctic today, while there is still time to put the brakes on its destruction.
 
Researchers at Algonquin College have partnered with the Victim Justice Network to learn more about how victims of violent crime find resilience and support in the wake of their traumatic experiences.
Final 5 Storytellers


You've seen their videos, now see them in person: 25 young researchers will compete at Congress 2017 for the top five places in SSHRC's national Storytellers contest

Join us May 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Ryerson University.

Check out the Congress 2017 website for more details.

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