October  2017

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On September 15, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston presented five researchers with SSHRC Impact Awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. Katherine Lippel, professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law, won this year's Gold Medal, SSHRC's highest research honour.






A look at what we do by the numbers


Cross-Canada impact: SSHRC expenditures by region, 2016-17





The latest from SSHRC and its partners





SSHRC is investing $5 million a year to help eligible Canadian postsecondary institutions fund, through their own merit review processes, small-scale research and research-related activities by their faculty and students in the social sciences and humanities. Find out more and apply before December 1, 2017.







The Conversation Canada is a new website created by two journalism professors from The University of British Columbia. Mary-Lynn Young and Alfred Hermida launched it in spring 2017 with the help of a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant. Written by academics, edited by journalists and free to the public, the site provides evidence-based news and analysis of key issues facing Canadians. Learn more about The Conversation Canada.





Would your research make a good documentary?


Canadian documentaries are a compelling way to mobilize knowledge and reach a wide audience. If you ever thought your research could be turned into a film documentary, then an SSHRC Connection Grant may be a good place to start. Find out more about SSHRC's Connection Grants.





Royal Society of Canada recognizes SSHRC-funded researchers


The Royal Society of Canada has recognized the outstanding scholarly and scientific achievements of Canada's most accomplished and promising minds, and many are SSHRC-funded researchers. Find out more about which SSHRC-funded researchers have been recognized.






Canada 150 logo 

To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, we asked researchers to tell us how social sciences and humanities research has advanced Canadian society.





"Thanks to SSHRC support, we were able to participate in the sixth Lindau Meetings on Economic Sciences. At this conference, we interacted with 18 Nobel laureates, who shared their ideas, experiences and advice. We also fostered relationships within our group and with other high-achieving PhD students from around the world. We went home with new ideas for our own research and a larger network of potential collaborators and friends. We are confident that these will translate to better research projects in the coming years."









Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more





All recipients of SSHRC grants must report on how they have used their funds, and on the outcomes and impact of their research. Check out the guidelines for SSHRC's new user-friendly achievement report.





Upcoming deadlines---- get your applications in now


Competitions close soon for:


Canada Graduate Scholarships----Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements


(set by university, SSHRC deadline: October 10, 2017)


Insight Grants (October 15, 2017)


Connection Grants (November 1, 2017)


Partnership Grants---- Stage 2 (November 1, 2017)


Doctoral Awards (direct applications) (November 7, 2017)


Partnership Development Grants (November 30, 2017)



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Funding tip of the month: Webinars for applying to Partnership Grants and Partnership Development Grants


From October 17 to 20, SSHRC will be holding a series of webinars for applicants and research administrators. The presentations will answer questions about upcoming Partnership Development Grants and Partnership Grants---- Stage 1 competitions. Find out how you can participate.






Featured stories, events and activities



Transforming a bleak, inner-city neighbourhood into a flourishing district is a challenge for any community. Professor Jim Silver, at The University of Winnipeg, used community-based research to help find solutions, and to advocate for improvements to public housing.


Finding that teachers often shy away from math, Kathy Nolan and her colleagues at the University of Regina, designed a new certificate program that draws on socio-economic issues or real world statistics to make the subject more tangible. 




Save the date: Next month, Gender Summit comes to Canada for the first time


From November 6 to 8, 2017, nearly 600 advocates of gender equality policy from science, innovation and development fields will participate in Gender Summit North America 2017, in MontrĂ©al, Quebec. This will be the summit's 11th instalment, and the first time the event is held in Canada.

Visit the website for more information, or to register.



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