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New Frontiers in Research Fund - Transformation 2020 Results
Federal research funding announcement highlights transformative potential of research
As part of a broad research funding announcement, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne this month announced the first New Frontiers in Research Fund Transformation stream projects. Seven Canadian-led research teams are receiving $144 million over six years to spur major advances in fields from spinal cord repair, biodiversity tracing, bioconservation to improve Indigenous health and well-being, to inclusive design for employment access. SSHRC administers the Fund through the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat. See below for other announced funding.
The latest from SSHRC and its partners

Canada Research Chairs - Generic
New and renewed Canada Research Chairs delve into diverse subjects
As part of the same Government of Canada announcement as above, more than $151 million in funding will support 188 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 43 institutions across the country, investigating areas from ocean history, Black studies and artificial intelligence law to health economics and substance use. The Canada Foundation for Innovation will invest over $9.5 million in infrastructure for 43 chairs at 19 institutions.
Fellowship and scholarship recipients announced across research agencies 
The same announcement named the federal research funding agencies’ latest scholarship and fellowship recipients. More than 5,000 emerging researchers and world-class students receive a total of $227 million, through the Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral and Master's programs and Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements; the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postgraduate Scholarships—Doctoral; the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships; and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Foreign Study Award. Recipients, studying diverse issues impacting Canadians, will further their skills and build global links, mentored by Canadian and international research leaders.
Canada Research Coordinating Committee issues progress report
The Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) has released its 2020-21 progress report, Collective Response. The report shows how Canada’s federal research funding organizations worked together to meet the challenges facing Canadians and Canada’s research community due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and took meaningful steps to advance each CRCC priority area.
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Upcoming deadlinesget your applications in now

Competitions close soon for:

Connection Grants (February 1, 2022)

Insight Development Grants (February 2, 2022)

(full application, February 3, 2022)

Partnership Grants—Stage 1 (February 10, 2022)

(letter of intent deadline, March 1, 2022)

Partnership Engage Grants (March 15, 2022)

Impact Awards (nomination deadline, April 1, 2022)

(registration deadline, May 2, 2022)

Funding tip of the month: Switch to SSHRC’s new, consolidated phone number

SSHRC recently consolidated its telephone numbers under a single, toll-free line: 1-855-275-2861. This is the new single point of entry for contacting all SSHRC directorates and programs. Update your contact information accordingly as SSHRC’s dedicated program and team directorate numbers are no longer in use.
Featured stories and articles
Pandemic has reshaped transnational family relationships—and how researchers study them

Carleton University social work researcher Ilyan Ferrer grew up in a multigenerational, Filipino Canadian household, with his grandparents helping raise him. Ferrer intended to use his SSHRC Insight Development Grant to study similar intergenerational, transnational caregiving relationships. His team was set to explore how elders contribute to their families and culture, by interviewing participants across Canada and the Philippines. The pandemic not only changed how they research such families, but, also, how those very relationships work.

Only a few more days to meet SSHRC’s Storytellers Challenge!
The deadline to submit to the 2022 Storytellers Challenge is 5 p.m. (eastern), Monday, January 24, 2022. Postsecondary students are invited to tell—in up to three minutes or 300 words—how SSHRC-funded research impacts the lives of Canadians. See past winning entries in the Storytellers Gallery.