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SSHRC Special Call, Research and Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Canada

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Special Call Research and Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Canada


Notify ROADS of Intent to Apply by May 10, 2016

Draft Application due to ROADS by May 24, 2016

Final Application due to ROADS by June 6, 2016


SSHRC has released a special call that seeks to support research and mobilize knowledge in a timely way on key issues and events—such as education, employment, skills development, social integration and security—in the early days of the migration and resettlement process of Syrian Refugees in Canada.



In partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), SSHRC will offer support to peer-reviewed research on Syrian refugee resettlement in Canada, by providing supplementary grants to SSHRC-funded researchers already studying immigration, refugee resettlement, early integration and related topics.

To apply for this grant, applicants must be currently involved, or have been involved within the past six (6) years, as a principal investigator, project director or co-investigator in a SSHRC-funded project. This includes, but is not limited to, funding awarded through the Partnership, Insight, Connection, Canada Research Chairs and Networks for Centres of Excellence programs.

This joint initiative aims to support targeted, practical and actionable research projects capable of delivering initial findings within six months to one year. SSHRC encourages researchers undertaking longer-term projects on subject matter related to this call to consider whether other SSHRC funding opportunities are better suited to their research.



These one-year grants are worth up to $25,000. Up to 10 grants may be awarded.

Successful applicants or their delegates will be expected to present available results at a session or workshop at the 2017 National Metropolis Conference. Travel costs for the conference should be included in the budget submitted as part of the application. Successful applicants will receive more details on the conference.


Application Process:

If you intend to submit an application, please contact Pam McIntyre, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS, at  by May 10, 2016.

The initial draft of the application is due to the Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS), by May 24, 2016.

The final draft, and a completed and signed  Application Approval Form, are due to ROADS by June 6, 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 June 13, 2016.


More information:

Additional information regarding the Special Call can be found on the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) website at: