February 2020

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New EDI data on SSHRC funding to underrepresented groups
SSHRC's new interactive dashboard on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) statistics is now available! Filter through data from applicants to SSHRC funding in 2018-19 on their age, gender, and whether they identify as belonging to one or more of the four designated groups. This information was gathered using a voluntary self-identification questionnaire.

The dashboard is the latest measure supporting SSHRC's ongoing commitment and action to strengthen equity, diversity and inclusion in research.

A look at what we do by the numbers

Applicants who self-identified as part of designated groups in 2018-19

More than 94% of all SSHRC applicants completed the voluntary self-identification questionnaire. Of these:

See the equity, diversity and inclusion dashboard for more information

The latest from SSHRC and its partners
Rapid research response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Coming soon: Rapid research response to the
Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

A funding opportunity will be launched shortly to support research that will contribute to the global efforts to contain the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak.  The anticipated deadline is the week of February 17, 2020.

Horizon 2020
Apply for the latest Horizon 2020 Migration Call

SSHRC has launched the latest Horizon 2020 Migration Call to support Horizon 2020's societal challenge 6: Europe in a changing world-Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies. Application instructions are now available for Canadian researchers interested in collaborating with European research partners.  

New trans-Atlantic social innovation research to address environment, health, youth and Indigenous topics

Ten international teams of researchers have been awarded grants through the Trans-Atlantic Platform's Social Innovation Call. Projects will focus on topics such as the arts, the environment, Indigenous research, sustainable development, history, education, social activism and health care, and youth.

Call for expressions of interest
Join us in improving the review practices of Indigenous research

The federal research funding agencies are looking for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples interested in participating in a group that will provide advice on developing and implementing culturally appropriate review practices of Indigenous research. Submit your expression of interest by March 13, 2020.

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---- get your applications in now

Competitions close soon for:

Horizon 2020 Migration Call (March 12, 2020)
Partnership Engage Grants (March 15, 2020)    

Upcoming webinars

Impact Awards (February 13, 2020)    

Funding tip of the month: A new tri-agency financial guide

The federal research funding agencies have developed a new guide on financial administration. By focusing on principles instead of requirements, the new guide is expected to streamline how grants are administered and used for institutions and grant recipients.

Learn more about the guide

Featured stories and articles
Digital technologies can help people with mobility-related disabilities
Google Maps is a digital technology that many people rely on regularly. But for people with mobility-related disabilities, the routes it provides are not guaranteed to be accessible. That's why researcher Victoria Fast, from the University of Calgary, has been looking at ways we can better use spatial data to improve routing for people with disabilities.
Read more  
Applying an interdisciplinary lens to governance and gender and sexualities in Africa
As the Canada 150 Research Chair in Gender and African Politics, Shireen Hassim is working to advance research in areas such as governance and governmentality, and ways gender and sexualities are constituted in Africa. She and her team are based at Carleton University's Institute of African Studies.

Photo: © Carleton University

Strengthening Indigenous research and training 

The Canada Research Coordinating Committee launched a new strategic plan, co-developed with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The plan will guide the creation of new models of support for Indigenous research and training.

Read the strategic plan