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Who won the 2020 Impact Awards?
The results of the 2020 Impact Awards are now out! Find out who won this year’s Talent, Insight, Connection and Partnership Awards, plus the Gold Medal.

SSHRC’s annual Impact Awards recognize outstanding researchers for their achievements in social sciences and humanities research. The recipients are generating the very best ideas and research about people, human thought and behaviour—helping us understand and improve Canada and the world, today and into the future. 
The latest from SSHRC and its partners
Interested in doing research on online disinformation?
SSHRC and Canadian Heritage have relaunched the Connection Grants arm of the Joint Initiative for Digital Citizen Research. Researchers interested in doing events and outreach activities on the impacts of online disinformation in Canada can apply today!
Apply to the College and Community Social Innovation Fund
The College and Community Social Innovation Fund competition is now open! The program aims to develop partnerships between colleges and communities to do research in areas such as the integration of vulnerable populations, community development, education and training, climate change, environmental degradation, and health and well-being.
Seeking members for Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research
First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples are invited to submit Expressions of Interest to participate in an interagency Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research. The Leadership Circle will advise the presidents of the three federal research funding agencies and the Canada Foundation for Innovation on the implementation of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee’s strategic plan for strengthening Indigenous research capacity.
Canadian researchers to collaborate on international research projects
SSHRC has announced an investment of over $3 million over three years to support nine Canadian research teams collaborating with international partners. These research projects were among the successful projects of the sixth call of the Open Research Area.
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more
Upcoming deadlines – get your applications in now

Competitions close soon for:

Connection Grants (February 1, 2021)

Insight Development Grants (February 2, 2021)

Partnership Grants - Stage 1 (February 10, 2021)

Funding tip of the month: New interagency calendar of funding opportunities
Did you know there is now a calendar that lists funding opportunities offered by the three federal research funding agencies and the Canada Foundation for Innovation? Research grant administrators and applicants can easily search for opportunities of interest and view upcoming deadlines.

Featured stories and articles
Bringing food, communities and culture together

Food is an essential element of Indigenous life and culture: it brings people together and nourishes both body and soul. To prevent traditional recipes from disappearing as Elders get older—and to preserve the Cree language and knowledge of how to live off the land—Manitoba’s Fisher River Cree Nation worked with Shailesh Shukla from The University of Winnipeg to produce a Cree-English cookbook.
Improving Black health with better data

Studies have found that Black communities experience consistently poorer health outcomes than other groups as a result of racism and associated structural inequities. Falan Bennett, a master’s student at the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health, is examining this issue in relation to two specific health crises: COVID-19 and maternal illness and death.

New Frontiers in Research Fund launches an interactive dashboard
Have you seen the NFRF’s interactive dashboard? Graphs, charts and numbers provide key data on NFRF competitions and how it supports the research community.