Canadian researchers in international Trans-Atlantic Platform teams to address gaps in understanding the societal impacts of COVID-19
March 1, 2022, Ottawa, Ontario—Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is pleased to support Canadian researchers through the latest Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) funding opportunity, Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World.
Eleven out of the 19 projects selected for funding by T-AP include Canadian researchers, and SSHRC has granted over $2 million towards these. The researchers will collaborate with experts around the world to add to understanding about COVID-19 through new research.
Collaborating alongside SSHRC, the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQSC) has awarded an additional $300,000 across six projects with Quebec-based researchers.
Researchers can make the greatest impacts when they build strong international connections and work together to tackle global research challenges. Canada’s contribution ensures some of Canada’s strongest and brightest minds will be involved in advancing our knowledge of how to mitigate the negative societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and support recovery and renewal in a postpandemic world.
Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World emphasized five main challenges related to COVID-19:
- reducing inequalities and vulnerabilities;
- building a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable society;
- fostering democratic governance and political participation;
- advancing responsible and inclusive digital innovation; and
- ensuring effective and accurate communication and media.
Led by the São Paulo Research Foundation in Brazil, the funding opportunity brought together humanities and social sciences research funding agencies, including SSHRC and the FRQSC, from 12 countries in South America, North America and Europe, to support international projects researching the complex societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congratulations to all of the T-AP awardees listed.
- T-AP is a collaboration among key research funders and facilitators from different countries in the humanities and social sciences on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
- T-AP brings together funders, research organizations and researchers to engage in transnational dialogue and collaboration.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Fonds de recherche du Québec
Marion Kuhn, program manager
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