SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants

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Sponsor: Social Science and Humanities Research Council

Value: $30,000 for 1 year

Description: The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has launched a Knowledge Synthesis Grants funding opportunity to assess the state of research knowledge on the topic of “Evolving Narratives of Cultures and Histories” under SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative. SSHRC has partnered with Canadian Heritage, Genome Canada, and UK Research and Innovation’s Arts and Humanities Research Council to fund up to $1.2 million to synthesize knowledge on this theme.

We have joined together to support research that will foster a deeper understanding of the state of knowledge about the global challenge of Evolving Narratives of Cultures and Histories. Successful applicants may explore topics such as loss of minority languages, traditions, and historical narratives in an increasingly homogenized world.

This international funding opportunity will include two streams:

  • Stream 1 will be reserved for applications submitted by an applicant or project director affiliated with an eligible Canadian institution.
  • Stream 2 will be reserved for applications jointly submitted by two applicants or project directors, one based in Canada and the other in the UK, who are affiliated with eligible institutions in their respective countries.

The resulting syntheses will identify roles that the academic, public, private, and not-for-profit sectors could play in promoting more inclusive and equitable societies and can inform the development of effective tools and technologies, robust policies and sustainable practices required to support the path toward a diverse and inclusive future for all.

The deadline for applications is December 14, 2023.

For more information on the call for proposals, please contact:

SSHRC, Genome Canada, Canadian Heritage and UKRI-AHRC invite you to disseminate this information at your institution, and through your networks.

ORE internal signature deadline for RPIFs. Applicants please email Nandini Maharaj your signed (applicant and department head) RPIF + a pdf of your application. OSE applicants please contact UBC-O's Office of Research Services for internal deadlines

Please email signed (applicant, department head, and ADR) RPIF along with a pdf of your application to ORS ( You may continue to work on the narrative sections of the application until the deadline to hit "Submit" online. However, please note that budget totals must not be changed from the submitted RPIF.

To do this, complete and attach all the forms as described in the program instructions. Also, ensure that all Co-Applicants and Collaborators have electronically accepted and verified their invitation to participate in the application.  Then “Verify” and correct any reported errors until the resultant Verification Report indicates successful verification.  Then click “Submit” to submit your application to UBC ORS for institutional approval.

Sponsor deadline (8 p.m. eastern).

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