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eNewsletter of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

March 2023

Ministers announce the Canada Biomedical Research Fund hubs

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, have announced the five pan-Canadian, interdisciplinary research hubs resulting from Stage 1 of the integrated Canada Biomedical Research Fund and Biosciences Research Infrastructure Fund competition. The hubs will receive a total of $10 million in funding. The ministers also launched

Stage 2 of the competition, which calls for funding proposals for applied research and talent development projects and research infrastructure associated with and endorsed by one of the selected hubs. Institutions and research teams should connect with a hub as early as possible, to ensure their application aligns with the hub’s vision and research program.


The latest from SSHRC and its partners

Knowledge Synthesis Grants recipients to explore causes of and solutions to gender-based violence

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced a total of $933,571 in SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants funding for 32 research projects on gender-based violence. Recipients will analyze current data and knowledge gaps in areas including intimate partner violence, gender-based violence in the workplace, and barriers for persons with disabilities who experience gender-based violence, all with an eye to how various sectors can improve prevention, services and justice.

Call for Global Centres on climate change and clean energy research

SSHRC, the Natural Sciences Research Engineering Council, and research funders from Australia and the United Kingdom, are teaming up with the United States’ National Science Foundation to create international, interdisciplinary environmental research hubs. Applications to establish inaugural Global Centres are due May 10. Centres will combine research in areas such as human behaviour, greenhouse gas emissions, atmospheric and oceanic circulation drivers, impacts of natural and built environments, and policy constraints, to develop innovative climate change and clean energy solutions and approaches.

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University of Manitoba holds Canada Research Chair symposium

The University of Manitoba is hosting a series of symposiums monthly through June, with presentations by researchers among its 50 Canada Research Chairs. The free, hybrid series includes online events, as well as in-person talks at the university’s Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses, on diverse research areas and topics.


Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Upcoming deadlinesget your applications in now

Competitions close soon for:

Impact Awards (nomination deadline: April 1, 2023)

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)

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Research tip of the month: Ideas Lab virtual information sessions for potential Global Health and Wellness for the 21st Century applicants

Considering applying to Imagining Canada's Future’s Ideas Lab: Global Health and Wellness for the 21st Century? Register for a webinar (English April 18, French April 20, both at 1 p.m. eastern) on applying to this innovative research development approach. Genome Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada have partnered with SSHRC to gain social sciences and humanities insights into global health and wellness topics. Thirty-five researchers from across disciplines will participate in the resulting workshop, with up to five teams receiving two-year grants of up to $250,000 toward their research project and partnership development.

Featured stories and articles
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Syrian moms providing insights on how refugee families build new lives in Canada

Syrian refugees arrived to a warm welcome in Canada under the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Initiative, but what happened after that? Neda Maghbouleh, Canada Research Chair in Migration, Race, and Identity and University of Toronto Mississauga associate professor of sociology, and her research team delved into the lives of Syrian refugee families to uncover the challenges and obstacles to resettlement and integration and analyze what they’ve learned about the best ways forward for newly arrived immigrants and refugees. Mothers, she says, have been the key to gaining those insights.

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Addressing Canada’s political exclusion of women

Since this story was first posted a year ago, Canada has slid from 59th to 61st place worldwide in women’s representation in national legislatures, while studies continue to show diversity makes for better policies and decisions. Tracey Raney, politics and public administration professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, examines how violence and harassment keep women and marginalized people out of politics. Her findings show harassment of women (especially Black, Indigenous and other racialized women) is disproportionate and ubiquitous across all parts of Canada’s political space, and how their underrepresentation impacts individuals, politics and democracy itself.

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