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November 2018

eNewsletter of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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Canada Research Coordinating Committee launches consultation summary report

On November 5, the Canada Research Coordinating Committee released the findings of its national consultation on proposed measures to strengthen science in Canada. Insights gathered will help shape new research funding opportunities, strengthen equity, diversity and inclusion, and improve support for early career researchers.

Read the findings

A look at what we do by the numbers

SSHRC supports partnerships across borders 

-funded international collaboration creates access to new ideas and talent, and increases the scope and impact of Canadian research.

In 2017-18:

SSHRC supported 1,435 international researchers
representing 84 countries;

SSHRC worked with 253 international partners;

  • 41% of Partnership Development Grants involved at least one international partner;
  • 12% of Partnership Engage Grants involved at least one international partner; and
  • 83% of Partnership Grants involved at least one international partner.

For more information on international research collaboration, read an article in University Affairs that features SSHRC Executive Vice-President Brent Herbert-Copley.

The latest from SSHRC and its partners
SSHRC Storytellers---- Contest details are now live!

Are you a postsecondary student with a story to tell about a great SSHRC-funded project at your institution? Enter the SSHRC Storytellers contest for a chance to win $3,000 and a spot in an exclusive research communications master class at the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Vancouver.

Trans-Atlantic Platform launches Social Innovation Call for Proposals

The Trans-Atlantic Platform has launched its 2018 Social Innovation Call for Proposals, which will support international projects that can contribute to increasing our understanding of societal transformations and the role of social innovation. The deadline for applications is February 14, 2019. 

Read a new report on Canada in an interconnected, evolving global society

SSHRC has released a new report that draws on findings from 30 knowledge synthesis projects, and insights from cross-sectoral leaders, focused on the impacts of peak population and the knowledge Canada needs to thrive in an interconnected, evolving, global landscape. The report identifies research gaps and strengths to help better understand Canada's diverse communities and issues, and innovative solutions for global challenges. 

Apply for SSHRC's Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative

SSHRC has issued a special call for Connection Grants encouraging the research community to engage with data management concepts to determine what research data means to different disciplines. 

Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more
Upcoming webinars

Trans-Atlantic Platform (English / November 22, 2018)
Trans-Atlantic Platform (French / November 22, 2018)
Upcoming deadlines

Partnership Engage Grants (December 15, 2018)
Funding tip of the month: A look at merit review

Did you know that SSHRC research grants and fellowships are awarded through merit review? A transparent, in-depth and effective way to allocate public research funds, merit review is a vital part of our granting process. Have a look at SSHRC's principles for merit review, or check out the journey of a SSHRC application learning module for more on what this means for your application.
Featured stories, research profiles and events
SSHRC-funded book featured in the Los Angeles Review of Books
Conceived by University of Ottawa media studies scholar Patrick McCurdy, written by Hugh Goldring, and drawn by Nicole Burton, The Beast is a book-length comic about two young people who find work in the Canadian oil industry.

Read the interview (in English only)  
Video games and big data: Promises and risks
Maude Bonenfant is a SSHRC-funded Canada Research Chair in Gamer Communities and Big Data at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She leads a research team seeking a better understanding of the issues surrounding the use of big data in video gaming.

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A behind-the-scenes experience on Parliament Hill for graduates 

SSHRC is a proud partner of the Parliamentary Internship Programme, a great opportunity for a college or university graduate student to gain research training experience.

The deadline to apply for a 10-month internship is January 31, 2019.
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