February  2018

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McGill University art history professor Charmaine Nelson is making sure learning about black history does not start and end in February. Nelson's research is exposing the history of ads aimed at recapturing Canadian fugitive slaves. She also teaches courses on transatlantic slavery and how it has been represented in visual culture. Nelson's contributions to visual culture, black Canadian history, and African Canadian art history have been groundbreaking.

A look at what we do by the numbers

SSHRC funding: Then and now

The latest from SSHRC and its partners
Découvrir magazine recently sat down with SSHRC President Ted Hewitt to discuss disciplinary and multidisciplinary research, collaboration and innovation in the social sciences and humanities.

SSHRC and the Economic and Social Research Council in the United Kingdom have launched a joint Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition to assess the state of research knowledge on Canada-UK trade relations for a post-Brexit context.

The deadline for Canada-UK research teams to submit proposals is March 28
SSHRC-funded scholars appointed to Order of Canada
On December 29, 2017, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, announced the latest appointments to the Order of Canada. Congratulations to all of the SSHRC-funded researchers and former council members who received this honour.
Calling all research communicators: Make this podium yours
Has your institution found a creative way to promote great social sciences and humanities research? If so, we want to hear from you! Find out more about the SSHRC Award of Excellence, part of the Canadian Public Relations Society's national awards program, and help a communications team get the recognition it deserves.  
Thanks to you, SSHRC reaches social media milestone
SSHRC has reached a major social media milestone: it now has more than 15,000 Twitter followers in English and over 2,700 in French.  
Help SSHRC meet its next milestone----  follow us on Twitter today!
SSHRC is 40!

Did you know they were SSHRC researchers? To celebrate SSHRC's 40th birthday, Dialogue is featuring quotes by public figures who received funding from SSHRC.

"I teach my students that there should be a profundity to their commitment as filmmakers (...). If I've made an impression on my students, I hope it's that they understand how far one has to travel to make great art."
----  R. Bruce Elder, Canadian filmmaker and critic, recipient of the 2007 Governor General Award in Visual and Media Arts

Photo: © R. Bruce Elder
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

To make the reporting process easier for grant holders, SSHRC started phasing in a set of new forms. Achievement reports are now available for the Talent program. Scholarship/fellowship holders now have to fill out this form instead of the final research report.
Partnership Grants---- Stage 1 (February 15, 2018)
SSHRC Impact Awards (March 6, 2018)
Partnership Engage Grants (March 15, 2018)
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Print SSHRC's 2018 competition calendar so you can stay up-to-date on deadlines. 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
SSHRC-funded research at York University shows racialized and Indigenous university faculty score lower in perceived power, prestige and influence. The study calls for greater institutional commitment to equity, and points the way to improving university policy to advance equity.
The international Tryspaces research project at Quebec's National Institute of Scientific Research will put Montréal, Paris, Hanoi and Mexico City under a magnifying glass to uncover secrets that lurk in the shadows of public spaces. 


2018 SSHRC Impact Awards
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 March 6, 2018.
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