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Research continuity emergency fund supports over 30,000 research staff
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced in March that the Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund supported nearly 32,000 research staff affected by the impacts of COVID-19. Announced in May 2020, the Fund was administered by SSHRC through the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat, under the Canada Research Coordinating Committee’s direction. As well as offsetting wages for social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering and health research staff, the Fund also supported maintenance and ramp-up costs for some 22,000 research projects across these disciplines.
The latest from SSHRC and its partners

Agencies launch new research data management policy
On March 16, SSHRC, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research launched the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy. The policy sets out requirements for institutional research data management strategies, data management plans and data deposit for all institutions managing funding from the agencies.
Interviews with two of Canada’s most powerful women
Two Canada Research Chairs were named among WXN’s Top 100 most powerful women in Canada for 2020. Meghan Azad is Canada Research Chair in the Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease at the University of Manitoba, and Lisa Saksida is Canada Research Chair in Translational Cognitive Neuroscience at Western University. The Chairs program recently interviewed both Azad and Saksida about their research for International Women’s Day.
Building institutional equity, diversity and inclusion capacity
Twelve Canadian postsecondary institutions across Canada have received two-year grants to help identify and overcome systemic barriers that impede career advancement, recruitment and retention of underrepresented and disadvantaged groups. The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institutional Capacity-Building Grants are a pilot project to support organizational and systemic change across academia.
Mobilizing Canadian Research: CRCC releases progress report
The Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) member agencies and departments have been helping build a stronger, more diverse and innovative research community for Canada. Read the 2019-20 CRCC report to learn about key actions the CRCC has taken, and how the federal research funding agencies and the Canada Foundation for Innovation are reporting on shared performance indicators for equity, diversity and inclusion and early career researcher initiatives.
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Upcoming deadlines – get your applications in now

Competitions close soon for:

(full application deadline, April 13, 2021)

Connection Grants (May 1, 2021)

(June 10, 2021)

Partnership Engage Grants (June 15, 2021)

Funding tip of the month: Plan for partnership!
Planning to apply for partnership funding, or want tips on managing a research partnership? SSHRC's Partnerships Tool-Kit has tools and resources to help researchers and partners—from preparing your application to mobilizing knowledge. If you already have partnership funding, don’t forget to update SSHRC on your progress and achievements!
Featured stories and articles

Equity for Inuit in the art world

The Inuit Futures research training program is changing the future of Inuit engagement with arts institutions, increasing the number of Inuit in art leadership, and improving understanding across institutions themselves. The fully Inuit-led initiative helps emerging Inuit art administrators, curators and other knowledge creators gain practical experience and mentorship with galleries, theatres, film sets and publishers throughout Canada, fundamentally shifting dynamics and improving equity in the arts.
Gender imbalance in the film industry

Deb Verhoeven wants to change the kinds of stories that get told by helping solve gender inequity in the film industry. With research partners in Germany, Scotland and Canada, her behavioural and network analysis is part of the Gender Equity Policy Analysis project, supported through the Open Research Area. After collecting quantitative and qualitative data, she will model different policy solutions for including more women in the film industry.

Tri-agency grants management solution heads to proof of concept stage
After extensive stakeholder consultations, the tri-agency grants management solution (TGMS) initiative is starting real-world testing of selected TGMS options. You can still ask questions or provide feedback.