February 2019

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Government of Canada supports Indigenous research capacity and reconciliation
The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, minister of Science and Sport, announced the 116 award recipients of the first Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation-----  Connection Grants. This $5.6 million investment, announced at the Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon will support interdisciplinary Indigenous research that helps advance our understanding of reconciliation with First Nations, Métis and Inuit. This is a key priority for the Canada Research Coordinating Committee and for SSHRC. More than half of the grants were awarded to Indigenous not-for-profit organizations.


SSHRC 2017-18 funding for graduate students and researchers: 
$141.2 million to support close to 3,000 researchers at 79 universities; $103.2 million to support close to 2,300 scholars at the master's, doctoral and postdoctoral levels; $38.0 million to support 677 researchers through Insight Development Grants
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Government of Canada helping to pave the way for social sciences and humanities research

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, minister of Science and Sport, announced $141 million in funding through SSHRC's Talent program and Insight Development Grants. This investment supports thousands of Canada's most talented scholars, including early career researchers, across the country. Their research projects will look at topics such as youth priorities in the North, climate change, energy and big data. 

Want to solve Canada's emerging international policy challenges?

Global Affairs Canada and SSHRC are launching the International Policy Ideas Challenge for 2019! Canadian graduate students and early career researchers are invited to submit their best ideas and solutions for Canada's international policy challenges.

Send us your feedback on the Canadian Research and Development Classification

The Canadian Research and Development Classification (CRDC) 2019 is the systematic categorization of research and experimental development according to type of activity, fields of research and socio-economic objectives. Members of the research community are invited to provide feedback on the draft CRDC

SSHRC-funded researchers appointed to Order of Canada

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 who received this honour. 

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

Funding tip of the month: Reporting on the impacts of your research

All recipients of SSHRC funding must complete an achievement report on how they have used grant funds. This report offers researchers the opportunity to share the results and impacts of their research, and explain how it is contributing to a better future for Canada and the world.

See the Achievement Reports page for details.

Featured stories, research profiles and events
Diasporic Africans in Canada
Wendell Adjetey's SSHRC-funded doctoral research at Yale University is the first to present a truly Pan-African North American view of 20th-century black activism, with equal attention paid to both the US and Canada. He hopes that by bringing more awareness to the Canadian experience of the African diaspora, his research will increase understanding of how slavery helped shape race relations in our country and contributed to the marginalization of some of its people ----- and how we can improve those relations. 
Looking at ways to make migrants' journeys safer
Danièle Bélanger, Canada Research Chair in Global Migration Processes, along with her team at Université Laval, is studying migration as a complete system that includes countries of origin, transit and destination. She hopes that by understanding the migratory process, governments will be able to create policies that support not only migrants but also the communities they now call home.


Research for a better tomorrow 

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.

Learn more by checking out a series of summary reports focused on six future challenge areas.
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