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Congratulations to funded chairs, research teams, researchers and journals  
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, earlier this month announced an investment of over $175 million to support 800 social sciences and humanities research projects  across Canada, through SSHRC’s Partnership Grants, Partnership Development Grants, Insight Grants and Aid to Scholarly Journals grants. The research, research partnerships and knowledge mobilization funded will explore a broad scope of important issues, such as how to achieve Canada's net-zero emissions targets, motor skill interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder, domestic violence prevention, and partnerships to prevent and end homelessness.

The Minister also announced 119 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 35 Canadian research institutions. The more than $102 million will support new or ongoing research ranging from the economics of sustainability and globalization, to processing viral vectors and vaccines, Indigenization of higher education, and Black arts and epistemologies. The Canada Foundation for Innovation is also supporting nine of the chairs in this cycle, with an infrastructure investment of more than $1.7 million.
The latest from SSHRC and its partners

Apply now: Knowledge Synthesis Grants on Gender-Based Violence
Across Canada, people continue daily to face violence because of their gender, gender expression, gender identity or perceived gender. SSHRC and Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) are offering up to 30 $30,000 grants to synthesize existing research knowledge and identify knowledge opportunities and gaps on gender-based violence. Deadline to apply is September 1, 2022.
Ideas Lab teams to research Canada and the circular economy
SSHRC has awarded more than $680,000 to three research teams following a two-stage review process for the Imagining Canada’s Future (ICF) Ideas Lab: Canada and the Circular Economy. Launched in 2021 as part of the Living Within Earth’s Carrying Capacity global future challenge, the ICF Ideas Lab: Canada and the Circular Economy is a two-year pilot program encouraging innovative research partnerships and projects.
Social inequities and women’s health researcher Cecilia Benoit wins Molson Prize
Cecilia Benoit, a University of Victoria researcher of Mi’kmaw and European ancestry, has received the $50,000 2022 Molson Prize for outstanding social sciences and humanities contributions. Benoit has led research on intersections of gender, class and Indigeneity. Her groundbreaking research has demonstrated midwifery’s contributions to society, and identified current structural health and societal barriers, including for urban Indigenous women, young people, pregnant people and their families, and sex workers.
Tri-agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee pilot extended
The interdisciplinary pilot committee has been extended to cover a second year. Comprising experts from the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering, and health sciences, the committee was created in response to Canada’s Fundamental Science Review recommendations. Researchers can ask that their interdisciplinary SSHRC Insight Grants, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grants, or Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Horizons applications be reviewed specifically by the committee.
Taking a closer look at the emerging asocial society
SSHRC and Employment and Social Development Canada awarded more than $860,000 in Knowledge Synthesis Grants to 30 research teams in May. The teams will gather and analyze information about the emerging asocial society, including growing feelings of disconnection, isolation and loneliness in Canadian society. The theme was already one of 16 future global challenges identified in a 2018 horizon scan as part of the Imagining Canada’s Future initiative, and now also encompasses social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CRCC announces membership of the Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research
The members of the Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research (Leadership Circle) will advise the presidents of CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC, and the CFI, on the progress of the implementation of the interagency strategic plan Setting New Directions to Support Indigenous Research and Research Training in Canada 2019-2022. They will identify issues and opportunities and recommend approaches to support the successful implementation of the strategic plan, as well as ways to enhance support for Indigenous research and training.
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Upcoming deadlinesget your applications in now

Competitions close soon for:

New Frontiers in Research Fund: 2022 Exploration competition (notice of intent deadline, June 28,2022)

Canada Biomedical Research Fund and Biosciences Research Infrastructure Fund (Research hubs application deadline, July 21, 2022)

Connection Grants (August 1, 2022)

New Frontiers in Research Fund: 2022 Exploration competition (full application deadline, September 13, 2022)

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (September 14, 2022)

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

Partnership Engage Grants (September 15, 2022)

New Frontiers in Research Fund: 2022 Transformation competition (full application deadline, September 20, 2022)

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (September 21, 2022)

Insight Grants (October 1, 2022)

Research tip of the month: Check the integrated calendar to never miss an opportunity
In addition to SSHRC’s upcoming deadlines page above, remember to regularly check the integrated calendar of agency and interagency funding opportunities for opportunities from all three federal research funding agencies and the Canada Foundation for Innovation, including agency-specific and jointly administered programs.
Featured stories and articles
Bringing underexamined South Asian art and ideas to Canadians

While a number of Canadian filmmakers and writers of South Asian background have found renown across Canada over the past century, many others, especially those creating in languages other than English or French, have not. Asma Sayed, Canada Research Chair in South Asian Literary and Cultural Studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia is ensuring those insights and viewpoints, especially those related to social justice issues, aren’t lost. Sayed and her research team are connecting with artists, to document their work, and developing an open access digital portal, among other tools, to make it accessible to more Canadians.

Photo: © Faisal Anwar

In Conversation With
Thank you for the great conversations!

SSHRC and The Conversation Canada’s In Conversation With series of talks this spring was a huge success, due to viewers like you. Thank you to everyone who participated, watched, provided questions and shared information about the series. The discussions with the five winners of SSHRC’s 2021 Impact Awards covered topics from Russian political history to rapidly changing ocean economics to reflecting race and gender issues in classroom content. 

Dialogue takes a break
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Wishing you and yours a safe and rewarding summer!