A message from SSHRC's President and Vice-President, Research in response to COVID-19

Dear members of the social sciences and humanities research community:

In this time of unprecedented disruption, we wanted to reassure you that we recognize the COVID-19 pandemic may affect you and your loved ones’ physical and/or mental health. We understand that you may be facing many challenges, including delays or interruptions in your ability to conduct and review research; teach and mentor students; supervise postdoctoral researchers; prepare and submit publications or grant and scholarship applications, among other things. We understand that some research could be jeopardized or slowed down, the preparation of research and financial reports may be delayed, and meetings, events, and travel plans may also be affected. SSHRC will continue to support the community as we adapt to these challenges.

Our strength in the social sciences and humanities research community is our understanding of the human aspect of such crises. We recognize the priority to ensure your health and safety, and that of your families, students, employees, friends and colleagues. Here at SSHRC, we are likewise involved in supporting our staff as we all adapt to a new way of working. 

We appreciate your patience as SSHRC is taking appropriate measures to analyze and implement necessary adjustments to its operations as we monitor the evolving impact of COVID-19. The situation continues to evolve rapidly, and we will make further adjustments as needed.

Over the coming days and weeks, we will provide program-specific information, noting adjustments to application deadlines and reporting due dates, as needed. Check out this webpage regularly to learn more about the impacts of COVID-19 on SSHRC’s programs.


Ted Hewitt, president and Dominique Bérubé, vice-president, research

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