September 2019

eNewsletter of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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Find out who won this year's Impact Awards!
SSHRC's annual Impact Awards honour extraordinary Canadian social science and humanities researchers who are generating the very best ideas and research about people, human thought and behaviour, and culture-----  helping us understand and improve our country and the world.

SSHRC has announced the five recipients of the 2019 Impact Awards, including the winner of SSHRC's highest research honour-----  the Gold Medal.

A look at what we do by the numbers
SSHRC's 2018-19 competition results are in!

Check out some interactive dashboards for overviews of SSHRC's investments and competition results.

The latest from SSHRC and its partners
International Policy Ideas Challenge: 2019 Winners

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and SSHRC have announced the 10 winners of this year's International Policy Ideas Challenge. Graduate students from across Canada submitted proposals on topics such as climate change, trade diversification, and disinformation and related cyber threats. These winners will be invited to consult with GAC to develop their proposals into detailed policy briefs. 

Are you a graduate student or postdoc researching defence and security issues?

SSHRC has partnered with the Department of National Defence to deliver the MINDS Scholarship Initiative. It offers research training awards and supplements at the master's, doctoral and postdoctoral levels to social sciences and humanities students and researchers whose work is related to one or more of the MINDS Policy Challenges and/or Canada's defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged.

Interested in doing research on online disinformation?

SSHRC partnered with Canadian Heritage to support research and related activities on online disinformation in the Canadian context. Interested researchers can apply for funding through SSHRC's Connection and Insight Grants, or for research training supplements through SSHRC's Postdoctoral Fellowships and Doctoral Awards.

Learn more about the initiative 

In case you missed it: SSHRC-funded researchers recognized for excellence

Four SSHRC-funded researchers were among the latest appointments to the Order of Canada. And two SSHRC-funded researchers were among the six new laureates of the fourth annual Governor General's Innovation Awards. Chief Ronald Ignace (Stsmel'cqen) and Marianne Ignace (Gulḵiihlgad) of Simon Fraser University were recognized for their decades-long work to create new models of collaborative approaches to research in and with Indigenous peoples and communities.

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

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships: September 18, 2019

Insight Grants: October 15, 2019

Connection Grants: November 1, 2019

Funding tip of the month: Need help applying for SSHRC funding?

While each SSHRC grant, fellowship and scholarship has its own application process and criteria, you can save time by reading our general application instructions. In addition, you can visit our Resource Centre for valuable tools and advice to help you assemble a successful application.
Featured stories, research profiles and events
Meaningful engagement of northern Indigenous communities in research
Canada's North is full of valuable research opportunities. SSHRC-funded researcher Eric Solomon co-leads Ikaarvik: Barriers to Bridges, an Arctic youth-led initiative to help northern communities build relationships with southern researchers and give Inuit a stronger voice in the studies and decisions that affect them.    

Photo: © Ocean Wise

Using Twitter to support Indigenous cultural revitalization and youth well-being
SSHRC-funded researcher Jeffrey Ansloos partnered with Twitter to explore how to improve the social media platform to respond to mental health crises and to support initiatives that will make a safer and more meaningful online environment for Indigenous youth.
Photo: © Ontario Institute for Studies in Education,
University of Toronto

Vanier Scholars tell their stories 

Vanier Scholars work on cutting-edge research across Canada. Hear from some Scholars as they talk about their experiences.

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students. The deadline for submissions is November 6, 2019.

Find out how to apply
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