SSHRC and NCTR launch the Partnership Engagement Grant Residential Schools Joint Initiative

Following their partnership agreement announced on February 1, 2022, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) are launching a Partnership Engagement Grant funding opportunity—the PEG Residential Schools Joint Initiative (PEG RSJI). This funding opportunity will support Indigenous communities in their decision-making processes, research and actions regarding residential school sites in Canada.

SSHRC is investing up to $1 million in the June 2022 PEG competition to support residential school-related projects. Grants are valued at a maximum amount of $50,000 per project for a duration of one year. This funding opportunity will follow the same applicant eligibility criteria as standard PEG competitions.

The work accomplished by Indigenous communities in Canada, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the NCTR has highlighted the need for further research and truth-seeking into the history of residential schools and the empowerment of Indigenous communities to lead the research and decision-making activities. The PEG RSJI will strengthen the relationship between Indigenous communities and the research community and help shape the path to truth and reconciliation.

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
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