eNewsletter of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Summer 2023

Final Five Storytellers with the event sponsors at Congress 2023

Announcing … this year’s Final Five Storytellers!

Congratulations to the Final Five winners of the 2023 Storytellers Challenge. SSHRC President Ted Hewitt announced the winners of the Challenge’s 10th edition at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, at York University, on May 29. The Final Five were selected from among the Top 25 SSHRC Storytellers finalists. The Challenge, which helps emerging researchers and new leaders promote social sciences and humanities research, received nearly 200 submissions from across the country this year. Each Top 25 finalist received $3,000 and was invited to present their story at the SSHRC Storytellers Showcase at Congress. The Final Five receive an additional $1,000 each in honour of their outstanding abilities to communicate research.


A look at what SSHRC does, by the numbers

13900 funding applications received - 34% fellowship applications and 66% grant applications
5600 new grants and fellowships awarded - 48% grant awards and 52% fellowships and scholarships

SSHRC’s latest stats show we receive 13,900 funding applications and awarded more than 5,600 new grants and fellowships in a given year. See our updated facts, figures and interactive dashboards for a closer look at what we do, and the projects we support.


The latest from SSHRC and its partners

Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative - Funding recipients

Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative funding recipients announced

The ministers for Innovation, Science and Industry, and Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) and Youth have announced six research projects that will receive more than $3.5 million in total funding through the Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative, a joint initiative between SSHRC and WAGE. The partnerships will foster knowledge co-creation between academic researchers and community-based organizations in areas including economic abuse in intimate relationships; trajectories of women who stayed in emergency shelters; and preventing violence against Indigenous women.

Trans-Atlantic Platform calls for international Democracy, Governance and Trust research collaborations

The Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) for Social Sciences and Humanities has just launched a fourth joint, international research funding opportunity. Democracy, Governance and Trust will support international projects that contribute to our understanding of how democracy, governance and trust play a role in tackling both short-term crises and long-term challenges. Notice of intent deadline is September 15, 2023, and deadline for full applications is November 6, 2023.


Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Upcoming deadlinesget your applications in now

Competitions close soon for:

Connection Grants (August 1, 2023)

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (September 13, 2023)

Trans-Atlantic Platform: Democracy, Governance and Trust

(notice of intent, September 15, 2023)

Partnership Engage Grants (September 15, 2023)

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (September 20, 2023)

Insight Grants (October 1, 2023)

SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and Canada Graduate Scholarships—Doctoral (applicants eligible to submit directly to SSHRC only: October 17, 2023)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Network on Sustainable Agriculture in a Net-Zero Economy (October 20, 2023)

Partnership Grants—Stage 2 (by invitation only: October 29, 2023)

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Research tip of the month: Tips, links and calendars to help your search for research funding

Dialogue is, no doubt, your go-to for insights into the world of funding for social sciences and humanities research, training and knowledge mobilization. Keep the following tools in mind, too, in your search for research funding information across and beyond SSHRC-supported disciplines:

Featured stories and articles
Image of an Islamic woman on the street looking ahead - the background streetscape is blurred while she remains in focus

Tackling Islamophobia, for a more inclusive Canada

Arshia Zaidi, associate professor of criminology and justice at Ontario Tech University, has been delving into young South Asian Muslims’ experiences of discrimination, social exclusion, and emotional well-being growing up in Ontario. Her research shows many have felt unsafe because of their visible identity markers, and like they’ve had to protect themselves and their families from Islamophobia. Naming the problem may be uncomfortable for a country with an international reputation for inclusion, but, says Zaidi, it is the crucial first step for Canada to fully embrace diversity. 

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That’s a wrap!

As Dialogue takes a break for the summer, we wish you and yours a safe and replenishing season. We’ll be back in September with all the latest on social sciences and humanities research and research funding, so please don’t forget to encourage new colleagues to subscribe, too!

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