I am pleased to invite you to consult SSHRC’s website for new information regarding SSHRC’s Talent, Insight and Connection programs for the 2016 competitions.
Policies, Guidelines, Regulations and Related Information:
1. Further to the Aboriginal Integrated Research Strategy which launched last May, SSHRC is implementing several pilot measures intended to support graduate students and postdoctoral researchers applying for SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships, Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program—Doctoral Scholarships or SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships. Measures include:
2. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) have developed the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management (2016). SSHRC’s Research Data Archiving Policy has been renewed to reflect these principles of excellence in data stewardship.
3. SSHRC also revised our policies on the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information to be fully compliant with federal government standards.
4. The main funding search engine tool has new features for easier access to information, especially concerning joint and special initiatives to assist the research community in accessing relevant information quickly.
5. The Definition of Terms page now has an updated definition of “emerging scholars”.
SSHRC has embarked on two new Joint initiatives:
SSHRC has partnered with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)'s International Law Research Program (ILRP) to support postdoctoral social sciences and humanities research and related activities, in the areas of international economic, intellectual property, environmental and/or Indigenous law. For more information, please visit the CIGI website.
The Department of National Defence research initiative is a joint initiative between SSHRC and Defence Research and Development Canada, (the Department of National Defence) supporting social sciences and humanities research and related activities pertaining to Defence Research and Development Canada’s research priorities.
- updates have been made to broaden topics for the Societal implications of Genomics Research joint initiative,
- the Kanishka joint initiative has expired, and
- the Work and Health joint initiative will become available once again for the 2017 Partnership Grants-Formal Application but is not currently offered.
Program Descriptions and Funding Opportunities:
o Canada Graduate Scholarships to Honour Nelson Mandela Funding Opportunity;
Noteworthy changes include Insight Grants merit review structure and updates to the Preparing an Insight Development and Insight Grants research-creation application and further harmonization of invitation process to participants for grants.
· The descriptions and application material for the following funding opportunities will be updated and launched soon:
o Partnership Development Grants
o Insight Development Grants
o Partnership Grants – Letter of Intent
Vice-President, Research Programs