[Update] A brief summary of SSHRC Leader Meeting 2019

A brief update for 2019 SSHRC leaders meeting


  • Budget
    • Increased to help more students access graduate studies and improve EDI in the research system through Canada Graduate Scholarships.
    • Increased to expand parental leaves from 6 to 12 months for students and post docs who are funded directly or indirectly by Agency funds.
  • Priorities
    • International, interdisciplinary, high-risk/high reward and rapid response research
    • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI): Principles are applied to all SSHRC programs to “develop inclusive culture needed for research excellence and to achieve outcomes that are rigorous, relevant and accessible to diverse populations”.
    • Indigenous research and research training that contributes to reconciliation: co-developed, coordinated, connected to community.
    • Development of early career researchers: enhanced feedback and peer review.
  • Programs Updates
    • Indigenous research capacity and reconciliation connection grants
    • Talent development: Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral opportunities, focus on EDI and harmonized payment mechanisms across Agencies.
    • Knowledge about people: Insight, Insight Development, support to institutions.
    • Connection beyond academia: Connection, Knowledge Synthesis, support for journals. New eligibility requirement to advance Open Access; New stream to allow data management capacity building; Additional funding for innovative practice and using Canadian non-profit platforms in Aid to Scholarly Journals;
    • Partnerships: Partnership Engage, Partnership Development. Partnership. Streamlining partnership evaluation but still 2 stage process.
    • Joint initiatives: Defense Research Initiative; Sport Participation Research Initiative; Societal Implications of Genomics Research; Initiative for Digital Citizen Research; MITACS Accelerate
    • Upcoming Future Challenges: Fall 2020 Working in the Digital Economy, Fall 2021 The Emerging Asocial Society.

Please contact ors@sfu.ca for more detailed highlights and presentaion slices.