SSHRC has a number of tools specifically intended to support applicants working in Indigenous research; merit reviewers assessing applications related to Indigenous research; and communities and other research partners engaged in Indigenous research. These include:
Following are some additional resources those involved in Indigenous research may find helpful:
SSHRC Funding Opportunities
All of SSHRC’s Talent, Insight and Connection funding opportunities welcome applications involving Indigenous research. See the Funding search tool for a complete list of SSHRC funding opportunities.
Among its measures intended to support research by and with Indigenous peoples, SSHRC’s Indigenous Talent Measures are aimed at supporting graduate students and postdoctoral researchers applying for, respectively, Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program—Doctoral Scholarships, SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships. To learn more, please consult Indigenous Talent Measures.
Imagining Canada’s Future
Indigenous research is a key element for all of the Future Challenge Areas identified though SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative, and, in particular, the question, “How are the knowledge systems, experiences and aspirations of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples essential to building a successful shared future for all Canadians?” This future challenge area includes issues and subquestions in areas such as Indigenous youth and employment; historical and modern treaties; Indigenous values, cultures and knowledge systems; and endangered languages and cultures.
In 2015, as part of the Imagining Canada’s Future initiative, the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies organized a series of roundtable discussions in postsecondary institutions across Canada to gain the views of graduate students on the future of Indigenous peoples in Canada. See the discussion and summary reports.
SSHRC also launched a Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition in this challenge area in June 2016. Watch the Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Aboriginal Peoples video to learn more about this challenge area.