SSHRC Storytellers contest for Students

SSHRC has recently launched its annual Storytellers contest, challenging postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research affects our lives, our world and our future prosperity.                                      

The contest is open to all studentsgraduate and undergraduate, enrolled at Canadian postsecondary institutions. Their task is to tell the story, in 3 minutes or 300 words, of a SSHRC-funded research project—their own or a professor’s—taking place at their institution. We will select 25 finalists to receive a $3000 cash prize and specialized training in research communications. For details on this year’s Storytellers contest and our upcoming special prize to celebrate Canada’s 150th year, please follow us on Twitter, watch for the #SSHRCStorytellers hashtag, and visit the SSHRC website.

Please note that participant questions should be addressed to 

SSHRC Connection Grant deadline - February 1, 2017

SSHRC Insight Development Grant deadline - February 3, 2017 (Internal deadline January 30, 2017)

Notification: 2016-2017 NSERC Engage Grant Application Deadline

February 17, 2017 is the application deadline for NSERC Engage Grants to be awarded in the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Applications must be received at NSERC by midnight Ottawa time on February 17th. Engage Grant applications submitted by the Research Grants Office to NSERC after this date will fall into the 2017-2018 NSERC fiscal year.

Please distribute this email to all affected Faculties and Departments at your institution.

If you need further information, please contact the Engage Grants program officer Pam Giberson at or by phone at 604-666-8814.

Special SSHRC grant for Canada’s150th Birthday

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is pleased to announce the launch of Connecting for Canada’s 150th, a unique series of Connection Grants to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017. This historic anniversary is an opportunity to highlight scholarly activities that mobilize research about Canada at 150: its past, its present and its future.  This initiative also provides support for connection activities that exemplify the contributions of Canadian institutions and researchers in the social sciences and humanities, either to a discipline or to global fields of study.

SSHRC invites interested applicants and their partner organizations to apply for support through the Connection Grants funding opportunity. Applications are subject to the evaluation criteria and scoring scheme common to all Connection Grants. However, all applicants must demonstrate how their project addresses this historic anniversary. Applicants applying under Connecting for Canada’s 150th should consult the full description of the initiative.

For more information, please contact Paula Popovici, Program Officer, Research Grants and Partnerships Division by telephone at 613-992-0498 or email at:

CIHR Grants provide funding opportunities for four themes of health research: Biomedical, Clinical, Health Systems services, and social, cultural, environmental and population health. Visit for information on numerous grants being offered.

IDRC, International Development Research Centre, offers grants, visit for more information.

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