November 2016

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Carin Holroyd and Aaron Franks

We are pleased to welcome Aaron Franks from Queen's University and Carin Holroyd from the University of Saskatchewan, as part of a new program to help the federal government develop policies and programs with the advice of researchers and postdoctoral scholars. 

Franks will examine ways to support SSHRC's work related to Aboriginal research and reconciliation. Holroyd's research will focus on the culture of innovation in Canada. 

The Canadian Science Policy Fellowship, led by Mitacs, matched 11 researchers in total with federal hosts in its inaugural year. Find out more about the fellows 
A look at what we do
international contributions to SSHRC Grants
The latest from SSHRC and its partners
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Join us in celebrating great Canadian researchers
On November 22, follow us on Twitter as we unveil the 2016 Impact Awards recipients---- SSHRC's top honours for researchers in the social sciences and humanities. The ceremony will also feature award-winning presentations from this year's Final Five Storytellers. You can also check out our  Impact Awards highlights video.
Investing in Canada's next generation of talented students and researchers
Canada has an extraordinary pool of talented graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. The Government of Canada is committed to developing this talented generation, and has invested $107 million in funding to support students and postdoctoral researchers in the social sciences and humanities. Find out more on these investments

Minister Kritsty Duncan
New competition for 11 Canada Excellence Research Chairs
The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, visited the University of Calgary to announce a new competition for 11 Canada Excellence Research Chairs. The competition will offer chairs in new priority areas, and require institutions to include detailed equity plans and recruitment strategies that promote the participation of women and other underrepresented groups. Learn more about this competition

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Has your research been funded by SSHRC? Do you want to work for the Government of Canada and help shape Canada's domestic or international policies and programs? There could be a career opportunity for you! But you must act quickly: the deadline is November 7, 2016. Want to know more?
Charles Taylor
Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor, professor emeritus at McGill University and SSHRC's 2003 Gold Medal winner, is the recipient of the first Berggruen Prize, worth US$1 million. The Berggruen Institute will award the prize annually to a thinker "whose ideas are of broad significance for shaping human self-understanding and the advancement of humanity." Read about the award

Funding deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Calling Canadian universities: send project proposals to the 2016 Queen Elizabeth Scholars competition

Thanks to SSHRC and the International Development Research Centre, the Queen Elizabeth Scholars program is expanding. Now, doctoral, postdoctoral and early career scientists from Canada and low- and middle-income countries can benefit from the life-changing global experiences that the program offers. Learn how your university can submit new project proposals.

New achievement reports now available for Partnership Grant recipients and partners

To make the reporting process easier for grant holders, SSHRC started phasing in a set of new forms. These achievement reports are now available for Partnership Grant recipients and partners involved in a SSHRC-funded project. They will eventually replace the final research report and activity report for all our funding opportunities.

Webinars on SSHRC Connection Grants

In November 2016, SSHRC is offering webinars to provide information and answer questions about Connection Grants. Check out the schedule

Competitions closing soon for:
Connection Grants (November 1)
Partnership Development Grants (November 30)

See Upcoming Deadlines, or subscribe to our RSS feed and never miss one again.

Funding tip of the month: What happens once you press "Submit now"?

Ever wonder what happens to SSHRC grant applications after they're submitted? Check out our Life of an Application infographic to follow the journey from submission, to the review process and, finally, to the announcement of a competition's results.

Featured stories, events and activities
Immigrants come to Canada to improve their lives. However, some immigrant professional women have found securing a job a tough challenge. Researcher Frédéric Dejean, from Collège Maisonneuve in Montréal, wants to find out why this is the case, and how to help.
Human trafficking for the illicit sex trade continues to flourish around the world, including in Canada. While most Canadians assume this is a big city issue, it is also happening in areas like northeastern Ontario. Rosemary Nagy, a professor at Nipissing University in North Bay, is leading a study to find strategies for communities in this region to stop and prevent sex trafficking.
2015 Storyteller Kirk Luther

Coming soon: the Storytellers
Your chance to show Canadians how research is improving our lives---- and win $3000!

Great research matters.
How you tell its story is just as important.

Are you up to the challenge?
Contest launches late November 2016.

Find out more at

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