May 2016

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New funding opportunity supports near-term research on Syrian resettlement

Are you a SSHRC-funded researcher working in immigration, refugee resettlement, early integration and related issues? If so, a new funding opportunity might interest you.

In partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada we've launched a call for proposals to support research on Syrian refugee resettlement in Canada.

These grants will provide supplementary funding for research projects aimed at delivering initial findings within six months to one year. Find out more.
A look at what we do, by the numbers
Humanities and social sciences: 2014-15

13133 total applications received_ 60_ social sciences_ 36_ humanities_ 4_ interdisciplinary
Grant applications and scholarship applications
humanities and social science applications
The latest from SSHRC and its partners
Strategic Plan cover


In March SSHRC President Ted Hewitt released SSHRC's 2016-20 strategic plan: Advancing Knowledge for Canada's Future. "Today's campuses offer a very different research environment from those almost 40 years ago," Hewitt said. "To address this challenge, we have carefully reviewed our programming, engaged the research community we serve, and analyzed the needs of the country's evolving labour market. This has shaped and informed our new strategic plan." Want to know more? Take a closer look at the plan outlining our objectives over the next few years.

Science Odyssey logo
Celebrate science with this collaborative, cross-country event. From May 6-15, Science Odyssey will engage and inspire Canadians of all ages. Events are being held across the country, including a lecture by 2015 SSHRC Impact Award Gold Medal winner Janet Werker at The University of British Columbia on May 12. What's happening in your community?
Honourable Kristy Duncan
New research investments target Canada's top challenges
The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, recently announced federal grants of up to $25,000 for 45 social sciences and humanities research projects. The projects will assess and mobilize knowledge in two key areas: emerging technologies, and energy and natural resources. Find out more.
Nelson Mandela
Honouring Mandela's incredible legacy
From engaging youth in urban planning, to advancing the rights of stateless persons in South Asia, four grad students are conducting research in honour of Nelson Mandela. Their research pays tribute to the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader's pursuit of peace, democracy and freedom through learning. Learn more about their work.
Shelley Moore
Whether tackling issues big or small, in your community or nationwide, great research matters. But getting the word out about the impact of research on our everyday lives... that's a different matter. Check out the creative ways postsecondary students take on the challenge: each Tuesday in May, we're profiling five of our 2016 SSHRC Storytellers.
Acfas logo
Join us for the 84th Congress of the Association francophone pour le savoir, hosted by the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) from May 9 to 13.
Mitacs logo
Mitacs Globalink Research Internships pair professors in Canada with top international undergrads for 12-week internships. Work with exceptional undergrads from Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia. Mitacs provides support for travel, visa, accommodation and living expenses. Visit the Mitacs website for more details.
Funding deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Canada turns a century and a half old in 2017 and SSHRC is marking the occasion with a special round of funding opportunities. Connecting for Canada's 150th grants are aimed at supporting activities and events honouring this historic anniversary, as well as projects shedding light on the social, cultural, environmental and economic issues we face at 150.

Don't forget--- your institution's Research Support Fund application is due soon
There's still time, but institutions hoping to receive RSF grant funds for the 2016-17 fiscal year need to make sure they have submitted both application forms and met their accountability and public acknowledgement requirements by May 25, 2016. And for the curious, next year's RSF notional grant amounts are now available.  

Competitions closing soon for:
Research Support Fund (May 25) 

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
  Arctic ocean
One SSHRC-funded researcher is helping us better understand what changing ice conditions and growing international attention might mean for Canada's claim to Arctic sovereignty.
  Susan McGrath
For more than a decade, the winner of SSHRC's 2015 Partnership Award has been forging innovative partnerships and international research centres, revolutionizing the study of refugees and forced migration.

25 young researchers will compete for the top five places in SSHRC's national Storytellers competition to identify the best in research communications. 

You've seen their videos. Now see them compete in person:

Event details:

Storytellers Showcase
May 30, 2016
Main stage @ the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Calgary

Check out the Congress 2016 website for more details

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