SSHRC invests in researchers studying issues related to individuals and society

SSHRC has awarded $91 million in funding to more than 1,253 researchers from 60 different Canadian institutions, following the 2019-20 Insight Grants competition.

The projects undertaken by the funded researchers will address topics such as:

  • social media and mental well-being;
  • how climate risks affect banks’ financial losses, liquidity and decisions related to loans; and
  • transitional housing and permanent housing for homeless people.

SSHRC is dedicated to supporting an inclusive and diverse research environment. Of the funded researchers, 644 (51%) self-identified as women, 34 (3%) as Indigenous peoples, 168 (13%) as members of visible minorities and 40 (3%) as persons with disabilities.

The Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for research initiatives of two to five years. Stable support for long-term research initiatives is central to advancing knowledge. It enables scholars to address complex issues about individuals and societies, and to further our collective understanding.

In May, SSHRC announced that it had permanently changed the Insight Grants submission deadline to October 1 from October 15. For more information on this subject, consult the news article.

Michelle Paradis
Communications Advisor
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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