December 2019

eNewsletter of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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Learn more about the 2019 Impact Awards winners

SSHRC's annual Impact Awards celebrate the achievements of Canada's top researchers in the social sciences and humanities. On December 4, five outstanding researchers were recognized for their achievements during a ceremony in Ottawa.

 Gold Medal
 Talent Award
 Insight Award
 Connection Award
 Partnership Award

Will Kymlicka
Queen's University

University of Guelph
York University
University of Waterloo
Simon Fraser University
A look at what we do by the numbers

An overview of SSHRC's 2018-19 competition results
See our interactive dashboards for overviews of SSHRC's investments and competition results. 
The latest from SSHRC and its partners
SSHRC Storytellers challenge 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 challenge for a chance to win $3,000 and a spot in an exclusive research communications master class at the 2020 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Western University.

Become a Storyteller today 

Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Living Within the Earth's Carrying Capacity

SSHRC, with support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, launched a new Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition, through its Imagining Canada's Future initiative. Its goal is to foster a deeper understanding of research on the absorptive and productive capacity of global ecosystems, as well as the connections between natural and human systems.

An update to paid parental leave for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers

In June 2019, the federal research granting agencies increased the duration of paid parental leave to twelve months for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers on active paid parental leave on April 1, 2019, or later. In October 2019, this policy was also extended to include those on unpaid leave of six months or less as of April 1, 2019.

Learn more about the policy 

Committing to research excellence

SSHRC has joined Canada's other federal research funders in signing the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), reaffirming its commitment to excellence in research evaluation and the importance of knowledge translation. DORA is a global initiative to support the development and promotion of best practices in assessment of scholarly research.

Learn more about DORA 

Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more
Upcoming deadlines ----- get your applications in now

Healthy Cities Research Training Platform (Letter of intent: December 10, 2019)

Partnership Engage Grants (December 15, 2019)

Funding tip of the month: The Partnerships Tool-Kit

Planning to apply for partnership funding, or need help managing a partnership? SSHRC's Partnerships Tool-Kit includes useful tools and resources to help researchers and partners plan and implement a partnership ----- from preparing an application to mobilizing knowledge.
Featured stories, research profiles and events
Protecting the environment and its resources for current and future generations
Paule Halley, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Law, is examining how changes in Canada's environmental laws are helping meet the challenges of sustainable development and globalization. Halley and her team are focused on environmental law and its role in protecting and governing water, mines and forests.
Understanding the future of Canada-UK trade relationships
This collection of evidence briefs highlights some of the research findings of Knowledge Synthesis Grant holders, and their relevance in key policy areas related to future Canada-United Kingdom trade relationships. They highlight the opportunities a new trade agreement poses for innovation and leadership roles for both countries.


Hands-on experience on Parliament Hill for interns 

SSHRC is a proud partner of the Parliamentary Internship Programme, a unique opportunity for university graduates to gain research training experience and first-hand knowledge of Parliament and the legislative process.

The deadline to apply for a 10-month internship is January 31, 2020.
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