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SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Knowledge Synthesis Grants

 

Notify ROADS of Intent to Apply As Soon As Possible

Draft Application due to ROADS by December 16, 2015

Final Application due to ROADS by January 5, 2016

 

 


The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is now accepting applications for the Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition.  These grants will these grants will foster a deeper understanding of the state of knowledge regarding the human dimensions involved in emerging technologies. The resulting syntheses will also help identify roles that the academic, public, private and not-for-profit sectors may play in seizing future opportunities and mitigating risks related to these technologies. This knowledge will pave the way for developing robust policies, strategies, practices and tools for a sustainable, equitable and prosperous future for Canada and the world.

 

Knowledge Synthesis Grants are not intended to support original research. Rather, they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge and the identification of knowledge gaps. This call is particularly focused on the state of research knowledge emerging over the past 10 years.

 

The funding opportunity description is currently posted on SSHRC’s website with an application deadline of January 12, 2016. Results will be announced in March 2016. Please note that Genome Canada has partnered with SSHRC to co-fund relevant knowledge synthesis grants proposals, subject to the SSHRC merit review process.

 

We anticipate offering 15 awards valued at up to $25,000 each. The minimum request required is $7,000. The synthesis reports will be due no later than October 14, 2016. Successful applicants will be expected to attend two knowledge mobilization workshops in Ottawa, the first in April 2016 and the second in November 2016 as part of the Imagining Canada’s Future Fall Forum, to discuss the knowledge syntheses. Travel costs for these meetings must be included in the budget submitted as part of the application. Details on the meetings will be provided to successful applicants.

 

These grants are not intended to support original research, rather they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge on the topic and the identification of knowledge gaps.

 

Application Process:

 

If you intend to submit an application, please contact Pam McIntyre, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS, at mcintyp@mcmaster.ca  as soon as possible.

 

The initial draft of the application is due to the Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS), by December 16, 2015.

 

The final draft, and a completed and signed  Application Approval Form, are due to ROADS by January 5, 2016. Please note, applications received after this date may not receive a full review.

 

 


The application package must be received by SSHRC as a PDF file via email by January 12, 2016.

 

 

More information:

 

Additional information regarding the Knowledge Synthesis Grants Program can be found on the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) website at:

 

http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/ksg_emerging_technologies-ssc_technologies_emergentes-eng.aspx