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National Centre for truth and reconciliation - NCTR
New partnership to advance reconciliation
SSHRC and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation are partnering to advance understanding of reconciliation. The partnership responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s call to action 65, and supports calls 71 to 76. It will foster research by and with Indigenous communities on reconciliation and residential schools. It leverages the Centre’s expertise and ability to safeguard the truths of Survivors, their families, communities and others affected by the residential school system; as well as SSHRC’s promotion and support of humanities and social sciences research and training. Among its first initiatives, the partnership will establish a new, national research program.
The latest from SSHRC and its partners

Canada Research Chairs - CRC - EDI - Equity - Diversity - Inclusion
Robbins-Ollivier Award for Excellence in Equity inaugural competition
This new, annual Canada Research Chairs Program competition recognizes the significant, impactful contributions of Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Louise Forsyth, Glenis Joyce, Audrey Kobayashi, Shree Mulay, Susan Prentice, Michèle Ollivier and Wendy Robbins to increasing equity in the program and across Canada’s research ecosystem. Institutions can nominate faculty for one of three $100,000 awards to fund bold, game-changing research into systemic barriers in research and academia, and ways to change the status quo.
In Conversation With - Conversation avec
In Conversation With … Lynne Viola
This compelling new series of public talks is starting with “In the Public Domain: Restoring and Preserving Silenced Histories in Russia,” by Lynne Viola, SSHRC’s 2021 Gold Medal winner. Presented by SSHRC and The Conversation Canada, on March 24, 1:00 p.m. (eastern), via livestream. Don’t miss out; join the conversation!
Strengthening Indigenous Research Capacity Report 2021-22
First report on strategic plan to strengthen Indigenous research and research training shows progress, collaboration
The Canada Research Coordinating Committee has released Building the Foundation, the initial progress report on implementing the Setting new directions to support Indigenous research and research training in Canada interagency strategic plan. The report highlights the new governance structures and advisory bodies developed by the three federal research funding agenciesguided by the strategy’s principlesincluding three strategic working groups to establish and promote Indigenous research leadership and streamline interagency collaboration.
Special Call: Research for Postpandemic Recovery
The New Frontiers in Research Fund has opened a special call, Research for Postpandemic Recovery, to mobilize Canadian-led research projects that directly address one or more of the research priorities in the UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery. The notice of intent deadline is April 26, 2022. Gender equity and environmental sustainability must be rooted in all endeavours.
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Upcoming deadlinesget your applications in now

Competitions close soon for:

Impact Awards (nomination deadline, April 1, 2022)

Canada First Research Excellence Fund 2022 competition (letter of intent deadline, April 5, 2022)

Connection Grants (May 1, 2022)

Partnership Engage Grants (June 15, 2022)

Canada Excellence Research Chairs 2022 competition (registration deadline, September 15, 2022)

Funding tip of the month: Women RISE to fund partnered research into COVID-19’s impacts on women

The new Women RISE (Women’s health and economic empowerment for a COVID-19 Recovery that is Inclusive, Sustainable and Equitable) initiative supports action-oriented research on how women’s health and work (paid or unpaid) intersect and interact in preparing for, responding to and recovering from COVID-19. The funding opportunity, including a partner-finding tool, is co-led by several Canadian Institutes of Health Research, with SSHRC and the International Development Research Centre. Concept notes are due in April 2022, and proposals in July.
Featured stories and articles
Beyond Leaning In - Sonia Kang
Breaking down barriers to career advancement, one system at a time

Sonia Kang, Canada Research Chair in Identity, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Toronto, believes improving organizational diversity and inclusion demands changing how the systems work, instead of putting the onus on applicants. Kang and her research team are exploring how small changes, from adjusting the language in job ads to making competitions “opt-out” instead of by application, significantly increase diversity among candidates and recipients.

Delve into equity, diversity and inclusion in the research world

Learn what equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) mean for SSHRC, researchers and research users through SSHRC’s new EDI website section. Explore EDI requirements for SSHRC and tri-agency-funded research, why EDI is so important within the research enterprise and for successful research, SSHRC’s progress in furthering EDI, and much more. You will also find helpful resources for incorporating EDI, plus details on SSHRC-funded research on EDI itself.