September 2016

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Ted Hewitt

"There is no better time to be a student in the social sciences and humanities," says Ted Hewitt

In French, it's known as "la rentrée:" when students, workers, and college and university professors return from summer holidays and the unofficial new year begins. To mark the occasion, we asked SSHRC President Ted Hewitt for some thoughts on the social sciences and humanities for those heading back to Canadian postsecondary institutions this fall. Read what he had to say.

A look at what we do
Highlights from the 2015-16 competition results
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At a Glance
New students supported

Ongoing students supported

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The latest from SSHRC and its partners
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How is education adapting to meet the needs of future students? What new ways of teaching and learning are emerging in the face of an evolving society and labour market? A new report showcases insights on SSHRC's future challenge area on teaching and learning, including some findings from the related Knowledge Synthesis Grants.
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What changes would you like to see in Canada's funding of fundamental science? Send your ideas to the advisory panel conducting an independent review of the current programming in place to support science and scientists in Canada.
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SSHRC-funded researchers named to Order of Canada
Congratulations to the SSHRC-funded researchers, including Stephen Gaetz and James Walker, who were recently named to, or promoted within, the Order of Canada.
New forms will simplify your end-of-grant reporting
To make the reporting process easier for grant holders, SSHRC has started phasing in a set of new forms. These achievement reports are now available for Insight Development Grant and Connection Grant recipients. They will eventually replace the final research report and activity report for all our funding opportunities.
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SSHRC and its partners are pleased to announce the two winning teams of the Human Dimensions Open Data Challenge. A research team from the University of Ottawa, led by Patrick McCurdy, won the top prize, and a Grant MacEwan University research team, led by Rafat Alam, won second place. 
Congress 2016 - energizing communities
In keeping with its theme of "Energizing communities," this year's Congress at the University of Calgary was a stimulating forum for scholarly engagement, leading to new connections and new ways of thinking through its diverse programming. From the Big Thinking lectures to SSHRC's Storytellers Showcase, read about some of the highlights from Congress 2016.
We asked our Twitter followers to share what books they were reading over the summer. For a list of some great reading material, have a look at a gallery we compiled from their responses.
Funding deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

SSHRC partnered with the Centre for International Governance Innovation's International Law Research Program to support postdoctoral research in economic, intellectual property, environmental and Indigenous law. Doctoral students completing a SJD/PhD in law, and those who have completed such a degree in the last two years, are invited to apply. Learn more about this funding opportunity

If you will be conducting policy-relevant research about sport participation in Canada, apply to the Sport Participation Research Initiative. A joint program of SSHRC and Sport Canada, it provides support through research grants for insight grant applications, postdoctoral fellowship supplements and doctoral award supplements. 

Canada turns 150 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.

Competitions closing soon for:
Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Aboriginal research (September 13)
Insight Grants (October 15) 

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Featured stories, events and activities
What are the forces behind Japan's defence behaviour? SSHRC doctoral fellow Nick Anderson wants to solve the mystery of why Japan, a country with tremendous economic power, focuses so little of its resources on its military and domestic defence.
Johannes Lampe, president of Nunatsiavut, in Newfoundland and Labrador, is committed to revitalizing Inuit language and culture. He set the wheels in motion for this to become a reality as an original partner in the SSHRC-funded project, Tradition + Transition.
SSHRC-funded research shows us who we are and where we're going
Check out some highlights from the 2016 Storytellers competition

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A tribute to the 2016 Top 25 Storytellers
2016 Top Storytellers playlist
2016 Storytellers honourable mentions
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Who will be the finalists of the 2016 Impact Awards, SSHRC's top honours for researchers in the social sciences and humanities? Follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our news feed and find out in September!

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