January 2017

eNewsletter of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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Mobilizing research about Canada's past, present and future

Are you planning an initiative to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday? If so, a special Connection Grant could be for you.

Connecting for Canada's 150th grants support activities honouring this historic event, and projects shedding light on the social, cultural, environmental and economic issues we face at 150. Check out some of the initiatives already funded through this grant.

February 1, 2017, is the last deadline for new applications for this grant.
A look at what we do by the numbers
An overview of the Connection Grants

Thinking of applying for a Connection Grant? These grants:
  • support events and outreach activities that mobilize social sciences and humanities knowledge;
  • are valued between $7,000 and $50,000; and
  • are one year in duration
Here's a look at the top research areas for the 288 grants awarded in 2015:

The latest from SSHRC and its partners
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Science and research play a crucial role in providing the evidence the Government of Canada needs to make decisions that will improve the lives of Canadians. That is why the government has launched a search for Canada's chief science advisor. The position is open to all Canadians. Read the full job description. Application deadline is January 27, 2017.
Elizabeth Brey
Mitacs and SSHRC congratulate Elizabeth Brey, their 100th intern
Through a Mitacs Accelerate internship, PhD student Elizabeth Brey will work with consulting firm ODScore to examine how using personal narratives can influence employees in adopting new processes during times of organizational change. Learn more about her research and this internship 

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Investing in cutting-edge research through the Canada Research Chairs Program
The Government of Canada has announced 203 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 48 postsecondary institutions across the country. This investment of more than $173 million will help advance research on, for example, addictions and mental health, the environment, and climate change. Find out more about this research.

Parliamentary interns 2016
The Parliamentary Internship Programme is now accepting applications for its 2017-18 intern year. This paid, 10-month internship gives university graduates the opportunity to work for members of Parliament on both sides of the House of Commons. Application deadline is January 31, 2017
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Has your institution found a creative way to promote great social sciences and humanities research? If so, we want to hear from you! Apply to the SSHRC Award of Excellence and help your communication teams get the recognition they deserve. Deadline for submissions is March 6, 2017.

The SSHRC Impact Awards celebrate Canada's best leaders, thinkers and researchers in the social sciences and humanities. Who will win this year's Gold Medal and Talent, Insight, Connection and Partnership awards? Deadline for nominations is April 5, 2017. 

Competitions close soon for:
Connection Grants (February 1, 2017)
Insight Development Grants (February  3, 2017)
Partnership Grants Letters of Intent (February 15, 2017)

Keep forgetting when competitions are open or closed? Print SSHRC's 2017 competition calendar and pin it to your wall so that you can stay up-to-date. You can also subscribe to the Upcoming Deadlines RSS feed. And remember: don't wait until the last minute to apply! 

Featured stories, events and activities
More than 70 per cent of Quebec students say they are unhappy with their weight. This has been linked to anxiety, depression, bullying and eating disorders. That is why Marie-Ève Blackburn from the Cégep de Jonquière is directing a project focused on building positive body image and self-esteem among teens.
An aging population and the decline and disappearance of key industries have led to concern for the economic future of Atlantic Canada. Researcher Karen Foster is asking whether "de-growth" might be the way forward for the region---- scaling back, producing and consuming less, and keeping things local.
The Storytellers

Show Canadians how research is improving our lives, 
and to win $3,000 + more

Are you up to the challenge? Tell us your research story.

Contest closes January 31, 2017
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