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New Frontiers in Research Fund: Recipients announced for 2021 Exploration stream, and innovative approaches in the pandemic special call 
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, have released the results of two New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) competitions: the 2021 Exploration competition; and the NFRF Special Call—Innovative Approaches to Research in the Pandemic Context. The $45 million investment supports 751 researchers, including 245 early career researchers, funding 102 Exploration projects and 90 Pandemic projects. Exploration funds research projects with potential for innovative results in areas from flood-resilient and climate-adaptive amphibious housing for Indigenous populations in Canada to Black creativity in the arts, sciences, technology and business. 

SSHRC at Congress
We hope you will join us at Congress 2022! Watch for Dialogue’s special “SSHRC at Congress 2022” issue, coming soon!
The latest from SSHRC and its partners

Storytellers Challenge 2022’s Top 25 finalists announced 
SSHRC has announced the Top 25 finalists for its 2022 Storytellers Challenge. The annual competition challenges postsecondary students to inspire audiences—in up to three minutes or 300 words—with how SSHRC-funded research makes a difference in Canadians’ lives. Chosen from 230 applicants, this year’s Top 25 represent postsecondary institutions throughout Canada. The Final Five winners will be announced at Congress on May 16.  
Seeking Knowledge Keepers
Knowledge Keepers (e.g., Elders, Kitchi Anishinaabe, Grandparents) are invited to express interest, and community members are welcome to nominate Knowledge Keepers, to join the tri-agency Reference Group for the Appropriate Review of Indigenous Research. The group provides guidance to the three federal research funding agencies on peer review approaches for research conducted by and with Indigenous communities.  
Grad students asked to complete tri-agency Talent survey 
To enable continuous improvement in programs, SSHRC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council are sending a Talent survey to current and former funded graduate students to better understand outcomes and who is accessing funding. Students will receive the survey from evaluation@circum.com. Please fill yours out, or encourage your research students to complete theirs. 
In Conversation With - Conversation avec
Keep up with The Conversation 
SSHRC and The Conversation Canada's In Conversation With series of public talks continues with three more events planned for May and June. Watch recordings of previous events and register for the next talk. Don't miss it; join the conversation! 
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Upcoming deadlinesget your applications in now

Competitions close soon for: 

Connection Grants (May 1, 2022) 

(Research hubs notice of intent deadline, May 19, 2022) 

(June 10, 2022) 

Partnership Engage Grants (June 15, 2022) 

(Research hubs application deadline, July 21, 2022) 

Connection Grants (August 1, 2022) 

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (September 14, 2022) 

(registration deadline, September 15, 2022) 

Partnership Engage Grants (September 15, 2022) 

(full application deadline, September 20, 2022) 

Funding spotlight: Access support for Ukrainian research trainees

The recently announced tri-agency Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine) offers support to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in Canada who were expected to return to Ukraine in 2022, but cannot due to the ongoing crisis, and trainees in Ukraine wishing to continue their planned studies and research in Canada. Active and eligible SSHRC grant holders can apply via a short application form
Featured stories and articles
Copyright 2015 Library of Parliament - Martin Lipman
How can we eliminate the violence and harassment forcing women out of politics?

Tracey Raney, professor in politics and public administration at Ryerson University, studies how violence and harassment keep women and marginalized people out of politics. With Canada currently ranked 59th for women’s representation among the world’s national legislatures, and studies showing diversity leads to better policies and decisions, Raney’s findings that harassment of women (especially BIPOC women) is disproportionate and ubiquitous across all parts of Canada’s political space impacts individuals, politics and democracy itself. Raney’s insights could help guide solutions. 

CBRF - FRBC - Biomedical Research Fund
Preparing for future health crises, with research and infrastructure 

Two new, integrated research funds will help ensure Canada is ready to tackle future pandemics and other health emergencies. The tri-agency Canada Biomedical Research Fund supports high-risk, applied research, training, and talent development to establish a strong domestic biomanufacturing sector in Canada. The Biosciences Research Infrastructure Fund invests in critical research labs, equipment and facilities at postsecondary institutions and research hospitals to support cutting-edge Canadian bioscience research. Notices of intent from potential research hubs are due May 19, 2022. 

Sixth International Policy Ideas Challenge: How would you enhance Canada’s future?
Graduate students, postdoctoral and early career researchers: 
Submit your maximum 750-word English, or 950-word French, themed policy idea to win one of six $3,000 awards and support from a policy-maker to develop, transform and publicly deliver a policy brief.  

Deadline: May 20, 2022
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