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We hope you had a good summer. Government and departmental communications are curtailed during federal election periods. See the Government of Canada’s Caretaker Convention and Treasury Board’s communications and advertising guidelines for details. As such, we offer an abridged newsletter to bring you essential funding information.
The latest from SSHRC and its partners

Call for Innovative Research Approaches in Pandemic Context 
The New Frontiers in Research Fund’s 2021 special call, Innovative Approaches to Research in the Pandemic Context, offers renewable one-year grants of up to $250,000 for successful researchers and teams developing new approaches to pandemic-related challenges in research and data collection. Notices of intent to apply are due by September 21, 2021.
New Frontiers in Research Fund’s 2022 Transformation competition opens
To apply to the 2022 Transformation competition, research teams must submit their notice of intent by November 2, 2021. The six-year grants of $2 million-to-$4 million per year support large-scale, interdisciplinary research projects that address major, well-defined problems or challenges and have potential to create transformative, lasting change.
Seventh Open Research Area call for international research proposals 
SSHRC, the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany) and the Economic and Social Research Council (United Kingdom) have launched the seventh Open Research Area Call for Proposals. Joint research projects funded strengthen international cooperation while conducting high-quality research. Projects must include researchers coming from at least three of the four countries (Canada, France, Germany and the UK).
Coming soon: Canada First Research Excellence Fund competition
The next Canada First Research Excellence Fund competition will launch in fall 2021, with a letter of intent deadline in spring 2022 and full application deadline in late summer 2022. The funding boosts institutions’ capacity to recruit top global research talent, seek partnerships, make breakthrough discoveries, and excel globally in research.
Coming soon: Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program competition
The Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program will open its next competition this fall, with application deadlines in spring 2022. The competition will be the program’s first since its redesign.
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Upcoming deadlinesget your applications in now

Competitions close soon for:

(September 15, 2021)

(September 15, 2021)

New Frontiers in Research Fund Special Call 2021:
(notice of intent to apply deadline, September 21, 2021)

(October 1, 2021)

(October 12, 2021)

(direct applications deadline, October 17, 2021)

(direct applications deadline, October 17, 2021)

(October 29, 2021)

New Frontiers in Research Fund 2022 Transformation competition
(notice of intent to apply deadline, November 2, 2021)

Funding tip of the month: Emerging Asocial Society Knowledge Synthesis Grants
SSHRC’s latest Knowledge Synthesis Grants funding opportunity is calling for proposals to synthesize research knowledge on themes of disconnection, isolation and loneliness in the context of the pandemic. The Emerging Asocial Society was identified as one of SSHRC’s 16 Future Challenge Areas.

Apply by December 17, 2021.