Relaunch of the Connection Grants arm of the Initiative for Digital Citizen Research (IDCR)

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Sponsor: Social Science and Humanities Research Council

Description: The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is pleased to announce the relaunching of the Connection Grants arm of the Initiative for Digital Citizen Research (IDCR), a joint initiative with the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH) and one component of Canadian Heritage’s Digital Citizen Initiative.

The IDCR aims to develop a better understanding of the impacts of online disinformation in Canada, in order to better inform programs and policies, and to build Canada’s capacity to conduct research on – and related to – countering online disinformation and other related online harms. This initiative will also help foster a community of researchers engaged with digital citizenship and online disinformation in Canada.

IDCR funding will be offered to meritorious and relevant projects submitted to the Connection Grants funding opportunity starting from (application deadline) February 1, 2021.

In addition to the relaunched IDCR-CGs, IDCR will continue to offer funding through IDCR Insight Grants supplements; IDCR Postdoctoral Fellowship supplements for SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship holders; and IDCR Doctoral Award supplements for holders of SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships or Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program—Doctoral Scholarships.

For more information on IDCR funding and how to apply, please refer to the joint initiative description.


For more information on Connection Grants, contact:

Tel.: 613-943-1007

For more information on Insight Grant supplements, contact:
Tel.: 613-996-6976

For more information on Postdoctoral Fellowship and Doctoral Award supplements, contact:
Tel.: 613-943-7777

ORE internal signature deadline for RPIFs. Applicants please email Nandini Maharaj your signed (applicant and department head) RPIF + a pdf of your application.

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.

Contact: If you have any questions, contact Nandini Maharaj.