Step 1: Pitch
Each year, SSHRC challenges postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future prosperity.
The results are clever, inventive, funny, moving, inspirational and educational.
Send us your pitch—in three minutes or 300 words—telling us about a great SSHRC-funded project happening at your school.
The project can be yours or it can be a professor’s (get their permission first!), but your pitch needs to be creative, compelling and clear.
This is research for a better life.
Submission period: January 5, 2016 to January 29, 2016
Step 2: Develop
An expert panel of communications professionals will pick the 25 best entries.
These Top 25 Storytellers will each receive a cash prize of $3,000, a spot in our exclusive research communications master class at Congress 2015 (registration and three nights’ accommodation included), national promotion of their project and the chance to present their work at the Storytellers Showcase.
The master class workshop features mentoring and training from experienced communications professionals, as well as specialized group sessions to help the Top 25 polish their presentations.
At the Storytellers Showcase, as part of Congress 2016, the Top 25 will take the stage and deliver their pitches in front of a live audience.
Step 3: Share
Share your research story with the world.
Selected by our jury at Congress, the Final Five Storytellers will be brought in from across Canada to give featured presentations at the prestigious 2016 SSHRC Impact Awards ceremony.