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Storytellers is back—and open for submissions
SSHRC’s ninth annual Storytellers challenge is open to submissions as of November 9. The initiative welcomes postsecondary students from across Canada to tell the story—in up to three minutes or 300 words—of how SSHRC-funded research is impacting the lives of Canadians. The deadline to submit is 5 p.m. (eastern), Monday, January 24, 2022. For inspiration, see winning entries from previous years in the Storytellers Gallery.
The latest from SSHRC and its partners

Open Access
Opening up about access rules, with Open Access Week
The 10th annual International Open Access Week was October 25 to 29. Canada’s three federal research funding agencies took part by sharing information on the benefits and goals of open access, plus some lesser-known aspects of the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications. If you missed any posts or tweets, see the policy’s Frequently Asked Questions page to catch up.
Celebrating this year’s Vanier doctoral and Banting postdoctoral winners
At a roundtable this summer, the Government of Canada announced 166 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and 70 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients. Receiving a total of more than $39 million over three years, they hail from disciplines spanning the social sciences, humanities, engineering, and natural and health sciences. They are researching areas from how the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid crisis have intersected, to land-based Indigenous philosophies.
Envelope, please! The 2021 Impact Awards winners are…
The winners of the 2021 Impact Awards will be announced later this month. Stay tuned to SSHRC social media for the big reveal. Winners represent the very best in Canadian social sciences and humanities research, as last year's five outstanding winners (Francine Saillant, Robyn Maynard, Myriam Denov, Jackie Dawson, and the late John Loxley) proved. Who will this year's winners be?
Psychology researcher Asmundson wins 2021 Molson Prize 
The University of Regina’s Gordon Asmundson has won this year's Molson Prize in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Asmundson, one of Canada’s leading mental health researchers, has recently focused on understanding and developing evidence-based interventions relating to COVID-19’s mental health consequences. Two $50,000 Molson Prizes, the other in the arts, are awarded annually by the Canada Council for the Arts, in conjunction with SSHRC, for contributions to Canada’s cultural and intellectual heritage. 
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Upcoming deadlinesget your applications in now

Competitions close soon for:

Partnership Development Grants (November 15, 2021)

Open Research Area (November 17, 2021)

SSHRC Institutional Grants (December 1, 2021)

New Frontiers in Research Transformation competition (letter of intent deadline, January 11, 2022)

Connection Grants (February 1, 2022)

Insight Development Grants (February 2, 2022)

Partnership Grants—Stage 1 (February 10, 2022)

Funding tip of the month: Transformation competition and other webinars
The New Frontiers in Research Fund will be hosting its next application webinars November 16. Links will be posted to the competition’s web page one hour in advance. Remember SSHRC offers webinars for a variety of its own competitions, as well. No registration required.
Featured stories and articles
Home sweet cave: New lessons from our earliest human habitation

Occupied as long as two million years ago, South Africa’s Wonderwerk Cave is the world’s oldest known human-inhabited cave. Michael Chazan, founding director of The Archaeology Centre at the University of Toronto, co-leads the interdisciplinary team studying the site. What they are discovering will change the story of human history and evolution, and has implications for everything from our understanding of human nutrition to how we assess and predict changes in climate.

Overhauling food production from field to table 

University of Calgary geography professor Marit Rosol is exploring ways to decrease the amount of food insecurity facing individuals, families and communities in Canada and worldwide. The Canada Research Chair in Global Urban Studies says the solutions mean rethinking the entire food system, including rebuilding rural-urban relationships, reshaping current economic systems, and creating change at every level of how humans produce, share and consume food.