March 2020

eNewsletter of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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Sign the charter! Support a more equitable, diverse and inclusive research community
All Canadian postsecondary institutions are invited to endorse the Dimensions charter, which is designed to foster increased equity, diversity and inclusion in Canada's academic sector. By signing the charter, institutions publicly show their commitment to embedding its principles in their policies, practices and action plans.

The charter is part of the tri-agency Dimensions program. The program encourages transformational change within the research community by identifying and eliminating obstacles and inequities.

A look at what we do by the numbers
2018-19 recipients by gender identity 

See interactive dashboard for more information
The latest from SSHRC and its partners
Help solve Canada's emerging international policy challenges

Calling all Canadian graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and early career researchers to participate in this year's International Policy Ideas Challenge. The program, which is a collaboration between SSHRC and Global Affairs Canada, will provide 10 finalists with hands-on training, mentorship and networking opportunities. Send your solutions for Canada's international policy challenges by April 17, 2020.

Researchers from Canada and the UK working together on responsible artificial intelligence

A total of 10 research projects have been funded through the Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative to advance understanding of important AI challenges. Projects will focus on topics such as countering abusive online language, improving labour market equality, helping neurosurgeons perform surgery, and more.

Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) announces new chair

Dr. Michael Strong, president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, is the CRCC's new chair. He takes on this role following SSHRC President Ted Hewitt, who was the inaugural chair from 2017 to 2019.

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)    
SSHRC Impact Awards (April 1, 2020)    
New Frontiers in Research Fund -----  Transformation Letter of intent to apply (April 15, 2020)    
Funding tip of the month: Applying for partnership funding?

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 and articles
Diversity in the workplace: What's next?
Tania Saba, from the Université de Montréal, is examining ways to better integrate women, visible minorities and people over 55 years in the workforce after recruitment. Her research could lead to better public policy decisions about women's positions in the labour market, immigration issues and challenges in encouraging "active aging."
A must-read list: The enduring contributions of African American women writers
Nancy Kang, Canada Research Chair in in Transnational Feminisms and Gender-Based Violence, shares a short list of pivotal texts by African American women writers from the 19th and 20th centuries. In their novels, these women have represented a range of lived and imagined experiences, including sexism, racism, classism, poverty and slavery, and envisioned a more just, inclusive society going forward.

Nominate a great researcher for an Impact Award 

SSHRC's Impact Awards celebrate some of Canada's top social sciences and humanities researchers. Who will win this year's Gold Medal, and the Talent, Insight, Connection and Partnership awards?

Send us your nominations by April 1, 2020!
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