October 2016

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Celebrating outstanding researchers

Five researchers will take home SSHRC Impact Awards at a ceremony to be held in Ottawa on November 22, 2016. The awards recognize the highest achievements in social sciences and humanities research, research training, knowledge mobilization and scholarship.

See who made the shortlists in the Talent, Insight, Connection and Partnership categories. The winners in each category, including the Gold medal recipient, will be announced at the ceremony.
A look at what we do
Contributions from partners in 2015-16 for Partnership Grants and 
Partnership Development Grants
Contributions from partners
The latest from SSHRC and its partners
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This landmark investment, through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, is supporting 13 Canadian postsecondary institutions in becoming global leaders in their respective areas of key research strengths.
Minister Kristy Duncan
Investments for research on issues that touch everyday lives of Canadians
Through SSHRC Partnership and Insight Grants, the Government of Canada is investing $163 million in nearly 1,150 social sciences and humanities research projects examining a wide range of issues, including employment, an aging population and immigration.
Syrian refegees
Supporting research on the settlement and integration of Syrian refugees
Canada responded to the Syrian refugee crisis by welcoming nearly 30,000 refugees between November 2015 and August 2016. Thousands more applications are in progress. But arriving in Canada is just the beginning. That is why the Government of Canada is funding 25 research projects on issues affecting refugees' successful resettlement.
Cindy Blackstock
Canadian documentarian Alanis Obomsawin's latest film is about Cindy Blackstock and her mission to prove the federal government discriminated against Aboriginal children living on reserves. The film, We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2016.
Barry Smit
Congratulations to all the SSHRC-funded researchers who the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has elected as new fellows, including SSHRC's 2013 Gold Medal winner Barry Smit. Election to the RSC is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences.
Funding deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Consider applying to SSHRC's joint initiative with Genome Canada, Societal Implications of Genomics Research. As an example, with an Insight Grant received under this initiative, McGill University's Ruthanne Huising is undertaking a study to help do-it-yourself innovators become more aware of the biosecurity risks of their experiments. Find out more about this initiative.

The Tri-Agency Research Training Award Holder's Guide is now available and in effect. This guide supersedes those previously used for holders of SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships, Canada Graduate Scholarships doctoral and master's scholarships, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships. 

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

Competitions closing soon for:
Insight Grants (October 15) 
Connection Grants (November 1)
Partnership Development Grants (November 30)

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

What's the difference between a Partnership Development Grant and a Partnership Grant? Or a "team of researchers" and a "formal partnership?" Find the answers to these and other frequently asked questions.

For more tools and tips, check out SSHRC's Resource Centre, and follow #SSHRC101 on Twitter.
Featured stories, events and activities
  student doing school work with parent
In recent years, Canadian schools have been switching to communicating electronically with parents. However, many barriers still exist. Josée Thivierge is leading a study into how schools can better use digital tools to get parents more involved in their child's education.
  mobile phone
A team led by co-director Pierre-Majorique Léger at Tech3Lab, HEC Montréal, is getting into the minds of Pokémon Go enthusiasts-literally. They're looking at how our concentration levels and ability to make microdecisions are affected by mobile multitasking.
SSHRC-funded research shows us who we are and where we're going

Here's how we're contributing to the future challenge areas facing Canadians




What new ways of learning do we need to thrive in an evolving society and labour market?
How can emerging technologies be leveraged to benefit Canadians?

How will global peak population affect Canada?
start up canada

What does a creative and entrepreneurial Canada look like to you?

Join in the conversation on how to build a #CreativeCanada

Submit a video, write a comment and more at startupcan.ca/creativecanada/

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