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September 2018

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Canada Research Coordinating Committee launches national consultation

On July 27, the Canada Research Coordinating Committee launched a national consultation to reinvigorate Canada's support for science and position Canada as a global leader in research excellence. This is an opportunity for Canadians, the research community and the next generation of scientists, scholars and students to help shape research in Canada.

Share your views by September 10.

A look at what we do by the numbers

SSHRC's 2017-18 competition results are in!

From April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018, SSHRC received over 12,500 funding applications and awarded more than 4,200 new grants, scholarships and fellowships.

Some 800 people participated in merit review committees, and SSHRC received more than 3,600 external assessments of project proposals, in addition to thousands of reference letters for scholarship and fellowship applications.

For more details, see the latest competition stats.

The latest from SSHRC and its partners
Join us for SSHRC Day on October 3

This year, we celebrate 40 years of SSHRC's support of social sciences and humanities research, and its impacts on Canadian society. Let's highlight 40 years of great stories and showcase the wide range of SSHRC-funded research across Canada!

Who will be this year's Impact Award winners?

On October 3, five researchers will take home SSHRC Impact Awards at a ceremony hosted by the Governor General at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. The awards recognize the highest achievements in social sciences and humanities research, research training, knowledge mobilization and scholarship.

New summary report now available
"How are the experiences and aspirations of First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis peoples in Canada essential to building a successful shared future?" A new report draws on findings from 28 knowledge syntheses and exchanges with Indigenous communities and cross-sectoral stakeholders.
New Partnership Development Grants will support housing solutions
SSHRC has partnered with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation on a new joint initiative to build a collaborative housing research network. The initiative includes a competition for eight one-year Partnership Development Grants of up to $80,000 for collaborations between academic institutions and non-academic organizations to develop housing solutions.
SSHRC president receives Brazilian Order of Rio Branco
On June 28, 2018, Ted Hewitt, SSHRC president and Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce board member, was presented the Order of Rio Branco by His Excellency Denis Fontes de Souza Pinto, ambassador of Brazil to Canada, for his contributions to research and business relationships between the two countries.
The future of Canada-UK trade relations: Research strengths and gaps
SSHRC and the Economic and Social Research Council in the United Kingdom have awarded Knowledge Synthesis Grants to 10 international research teams assessing the state of research knowledge on Canada-UK trade relationships. The projects will help in understanding and enhancing future trading relationships, and will support evidence-based decision-making and policy development.
International Policy Ideas Challenge: 2018 winners
Global Affairs Canada and SSHRC have announced 10 outstanding students as winners of this year's International Policy Ideas Challenge. Graduate students from across Canada submitted proposals on topics such as environmental policy, international trade, and technology.
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more
Upcoming deadlines

Aid to Scholarly Journals (September 10, 2018)
Partnership Engage Grants (September 15, 2018)
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (September 20, 2018)
Insight Grants (October 15, 2018)
Funding tip of the month: Stay up to date on SSHRC webinars

Did you know SSHRC regularly offers webinars to provide information and answer questions about applying for funding? SSHRC's Webinars Calendar is now live.
Featured stories, events and activities
Debunking myths about language-mixing
University of Ottawa professor, Canada Research Chair and sociolinguist Shana Poplack has spent more than 35 years analyzing bilingual discourse in over a dozen language pairs. Her research has effectively debunked some of the most common myths about mixing different languages.

Students' depression symptoms peak at certain times of year
Concordia University professor Erin Barker examined patterns of change in depressive symptoms in university students. The study will help universities identify and assist people at risk.


Stay tuned for SSHRC's next summary report 

SSHRC'S Imagining Canada's Future initiative positions the social sciences and humanities as essential to addressing complex societal challenges facing Canadians, to the greater benefit of Canada and the world.

The initiative's latest report will summarize findings from knowledge synthesis projects and related dialogue addressing two questions, "What might the implications of global peak population be for Canada?" and "How will Canada continue to thrive in an interconnected world and evolving global landscape?"
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