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Latest round of SSHRC-funded researchers and Canada Research Chairs announced
In June, the Government of Canada announced a suite of the most recent SSHRC funding and Canada Research Chair recipients.

More than $200 million in SSHRC programs funding was awarded to 1,315 researchers, partnerships and research teams, through SSHRC’s Partnership Development Grants, Partnership Grants, Insight Development Grants and Insight Grants. And the Canada Research Chairs Program welcomed 156 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 36 institutions, for a total investment of $125 million.

The projects funded will help Canada’s emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic, and support a strong and healthy future, through research in areas including post-pandemic recovery; Indigenous reconciliation; social justice; and gender, race and inclusion.
The latest from SSHRC and its partners

SSHRC congratulates 2020 Final Five Storytellers winners 
SSHRC announced the Final Five winners of the 2020 Storytellers competition in a virtual showcase May 31 at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. SSHRC’s Storytellers challenges postsecondary students to demonstrate—in up to three minutes or 300 words—how SSHRC-funded research makes a difference in the lives of Canadians. Stay tuned as SSHRC launches the next competition later this year. 
New Frontiers in Research Fund announces Exploration recipients
The 117 2020 Exploration competition recipients will pursue interdisciplinary, high-risk, high-reward research with game-changing potential in social, cultural, economic, health and technological areas. Awarded up to $250,000 each over two years, the research teams will tackle problems from bold, new perspectives, such as by using algorithms to predict suicidal behaviour in young people, and developing a film that covers buildings to mitigate flooding and heat in extreme weather.
Pilot tri-agency interdisciplinary peer review committee bridges research fields
SSHRC, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have launched the Tri-agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee as a one-year pilot. Researchers whose projects bridge funding agency disciplines can direct their Insight Grants, CIHR Project Grants or NSERC Discovery Horizons Grants applications to this committee of experts from across agency fields.
Transformational Research for a Transformed World symposium covers impacts and change
The Canada Excellence Research Chairs and Canada 150 Research Chairs 2021 virtual symposium June 8 and 9 at McGill University explored how ongoing immense changes affect, and can be addressed by, chairs’ research. Current and former chairs and research team members, granting agency presidents and other stakeholders covered topics from equity, diversity and inclusion, to influencing public policy, and how research will look post-pandemic.
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Upcoming deadlinesget your applications in now

Competitions close soon for:

(letter of interest deadline, July 16, 2021)

(August 1, 2021)

(notice of intent to apply deadline, August 10, 2021) 

(September 10, 2021)

(September 15, 2021)

(September 15, 2021)

Funding tip of the month: New Frontiers in Research Fund Exploration competition opens
The New Frontiers in Research Fund 2021 Exploration competition is now open to support high-risk, high-reward, interdisciplinary research. Submit a notice of intent to apply by August 10 if you have a groundbreaking research idea that is risky but has potential for significant impacts. Grants are up to $250,000 over two years for teams of two or more.
Featured stories and articles

Helping immigrant Muslim men thrive

University of Calgary sociology PhD candidate Hamid Akbary’s research on fellow Afghan immigrants to Canada is proving it’s not as much the culture, religion or backgrounds Muslim men bring with them that determines whether or how well they engage with and integrate into Canadian society. It’s how they are treated once they get here.

Decolonizing K-12 math education

Indigenous ways of knowing and teaching have been largely ignored in K-12 curricula, Indigenous content mostly relegated to history lessons, and Indigenous culture portrayed as belonging to the past. Ruth Beatty, of Lakehead University, and Indigenous partners are linking Indigenous art forms, such as beading, birch bark basket-making, and moccasin-making, with concepts including algebraic, proportional and spatial reasoning. The project makes math education more accessible, enables Indigenous students to connect with their culture, and emphasizes their culture’s value.

Perspectives on COVID-19: Impacts on education, disadvantaged populations
Access new, compelling insights, case studies and articles on pandemic-related social sciences and humanities research through SSHRC’s Perspectives on COVID-19. Visit the new impacts on education section, or explore the latest additions to the impacts on disadvantaged populations page.
Summer hiatus

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Wishing you and yours a healthy and rewarding summer!