May 2015

eNewsletter of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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With spring finally in the air and the new fiscal year upon us, it's time once again to share with you highlights from SSHRC's most recent competition cycle.  


And it has been quite the year for social sciences and humanities research.


In 2014-15, SSHRC received over 13,500 funding applications and granted 4,100 new awards. The painstaking process of adjudicating those applications involved nearly 5,000 external assessments. 

Want to know more? Check out the latest competition stats in this year's SSHRC News


A look at what we do, by the numbers

Number of International Researchers Involved in 
SSHRC-funded Grants

The latest from SSHRC and its partners

This year's finalists represent 16 institutions from coast to coast and both official languages. Meet the Top 25 as they prepare for the Storytellers Showcase in June. Read more here

Ed Holder
Minister of State Ed Holder announces the latest round of Canada Research Chairs. Read more here.

Funding deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Competition closes May 1. See details here, or subscribe to Upcoming Deadlines and never miss one again.

Tip of the month: Did you know?
Applicants to any of SSHRC's grant or scholarship funding opportunities may partner with researchers in fields other than the social sciences and humanities. Read more about multi-agency research funding collaboration.

SSHRC's Resource Centre offers tools and tips to help you plan, prepare and complete your application. Learn more about the adjudication and awarding process for:
Featured stories, events and activities

Carleton University's Hyperlab develops interactive technologies to enhance how we work, live and play-founding director Brian Greenspan leads this cutting-edge digital humanities research centre.


Based at the University of Chicago, Marion Macleod knows that music is more than just art or entertainment-it's information, too. Her SSHRC-funded research explores how the vocal timbre of music communicates a wealth of hidden social and cultural queues.

SSHRC-funded research shows us who we are and where we're going

Bryan Gallagher

Ryan Katz-Rozen

Robin MacEwen
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Bryan Gallagher studies urban entrepreneurship and indigenous identity"
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Ryan Katz-Rosene asks if high-speed rail can ever be green?video icon
Robin MacEwan advocates for vulnerable children and youth in the fostercare system 


For Canada to be successful in the 21st century, we need to 
anticipate the challenges ahead and keep our minds open to the 
potential futures facing us all.

What are Canada's future challenge areas? Find out here.
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