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eNewsletter of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Special Congress Edition 2023

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Join SSHRC at Congress 2023: Reckonings & Re-Imaginings, an in-person event hosted by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and York University, May 27 to June 2. This year’s theme focuses on equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization. Register for the full slate of Congress activities, attend our open SSHRC events, and connect with SSHRC staff throughout the week at our booth in the Congress Expo. 


Monday, May 29

The Storytellers

9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (eastern)

2023 Storytellers Showcase

Join SSHRC for this special 10th edition of the Storytellers Showcase, featuring honed, live presentations of original submissions by this year’s Top 25 finalists in the Storytellers Challenge. Each year, The Storytellers Challenge invites postsecondary students to show Canadians, in up to three minutes or 300 words, how social sciences and humanities research affects our lives, our world and our future for the better.

The Storytellers. Final Five Announcement

12:15 to 1:15 p.m. (eastern)

2023 Storytellers Challenge Final Five announcement and Big Thinking lecture

The Final Five winners of this year’s SSHRC Storytellers Challenge will be announced at the start of Monday’s Big Thinking lecture, which is sponsored by SSHRC. Come celebrate this year’s winners, then stay for Seeds of the future: Climate justice, racial justice and Indigenous resurgence by Alanis Obomsawin, C.C., G.O.Q., C.A.L.Q. 

Aski Me Anything--SSHRC's Talent Program

1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (eastern)

Ask Me Anything: SSHRC’s Talent program—scholarships and fellowships

This AMA-style session will outline SSHRC’s Talent funding opportunities; the new master’s-level Indigenous Scholars Awards and Supplements; and support for Black undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students, and Black postdoctoral researchers. Past award holders will discuss the new initiatives and their own career trajectories and offer advice for prospective applicants. SSHRC staff will also be available to provide general application advice.

Tuesday, May 30

Black Scholars in Canada's Research Enterprise

10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (eastern)

Black scholars in Canada’s research enterprise

Join us for this discussion on the 2023 Final Report and Recommendations of the SSHRC Advisory Committee to Address Anti-Black Racism in Research and Research Training, and SSHRC’s plans to support Black scholars and a more inclusive research ecosystem.


Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Upcoming deadlinesget your applications in now

Competitions close soon for:

Connection Grants (May 1, 2023)

International Joint Initiative for Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Competition (notice of intent to apply: May 2, 2023)

National Science Foundation Global Centres (May 10, 2023)

Reconciliation Network in Response to Call to Action 65 (May 15, 2023)

Canada Graduate Scholarships—Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements

(June 10, 2023)

Partnership Engage Grants (June 15, 2023)

Connection Grants (August 1, 2023)

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