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Summer 2018

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On May 28, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, minister of Science and minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, announced more than $158 million in funding through SSHRC Insight, Partnership and Partnership Development grants for over 800 research projects across Canada.

This funding will help researchers build stronger partnerships with the private and not-for-profit sectors. Their research projects will look at topics such as education, immigration, youth, Indigenous arts leadership and climate change.

Find out more about the minister's announcement.

Photo :  The Honourable Kirsty Duncan  (Twitter)

A look at what we do by the numbers

Here's a look at SSHRC-funded international collaboration, which enables greater access to new ideas and talent, and increases the scope and impact of Canadian research.
International researchers involved in SSHRC-funded grants by region (2013-14 to 2017-18) : North America = 32%; South America = 5%; Africa = 6%; Asia = 9%; Europe = 41%; Oceania = 7%
The latest from SSHRC and its partners
These five talented students are SSHRC's Final Five Storytellers for 2018. Our expert judges chose these incredible communicators from the Top 25 finalists after they presented live on stage at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences on May 28. Finalists showcased research on a range of topics, including education, health, immigration and the value of art. Find out more about the presentations.
SSHRC, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and Canadian Institutes of Health Research have launched a consultation on the draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy. The draft policy proposes requirements related to institutional research data management strategies, research data management plans and data deposit. Read the policy and provide your feedback.
Congratulations to this year's SSHRC Award of Excellence winners
SSHRC and the Canadian Public Relations Society jointly awarded the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and Ryerson University with the SSHRC Award of Excellence for communicating social sciences and humanities research news. SSHRC announced the recipients at a gala on May 29 in Charlottetown.
CRCC announces new tri-agency grants focused on Indigenous research, reconciliation
The Canada Research Coordinating Committee has launched a new tri-agency Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation----Connection Grants. The initiative will support short-term targeted interdisciplinary events, outreach activities and position papers to help guide new ways of engaging in research by and with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. This will include holistic, interdisciplinary and distinctions-based approaches that are transformative and contribute to reconciliation.
New guidelines for Indigenous not-for-profit organizations applying to manage SSHRC funding
Indigenous not-for-profit organizations can now apply for institutional eligibility for a five-year period to manage multiple Partnership Development Grants, Partnership Grants, and/or Connection Grants, instead of re-applying with each grant application.
Canada launches new funding opportunity to support Canadian-African research teams studying Ebola
SSHRC has partnered with Canadian Institutes of Health Research and International Development Research Centre to support teams of Canadian and African researchers to conduct health services research, population health research and/or social science research related to the Ebola outbreak. The Rapid Research Fund for Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks will fund social science, population and public health, and health systems research relevant to the emerging crisis.
Find out more.

Photo: © Dominic Chavez / World Bank (via IDRC)
Research Teams from Canada and the UK to Study Future of Canada-UK Trade Relations
SSHRC and the Economic and Social Research Council in the United Kingdom have awarded 10 Knowledge Synthesis Grants to assess the state of research knowledge on Canada-UK trade relationships. The projects will cover diverse issues, such as governance, inclusion, labour, the environment, and technological and digital transformations.
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more
Connection Grants (August 1, 2018)
Aid to Scholarly Journals (September 10, 2018)
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Funding tip of the month: How to apply for funding for research tools

Did you know that you can apply for funding for research tools that are distinct from a typical component of a research grant? Check out SSHRC's guidelines for support of tools for research and related activities for details on applying, eligible tools and more.
Featured stories, events and activities
Across Canada, remote and rural Indigenous organizations have been building and delivering broadband services to people in rural and remote communities. A new book celebrates the achievements of some of these communities.

The realities of climate change have prompted many countries to transition to low-carbon, renewable energy sources, such as solar, hydro, bioenergy and wind. A greener economy will create thousands of jobs, but it is unlikely that women will have equal access to these opportunities. Bipasha Baruah, professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Women's Issues at Western University examines the reasons for this inequality.

Photo: © Kindea Labs (video)


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