Government of Canada invests in over 800 projects to advance social sciences and humanities research

Ontario:  Social sciences and humanities research plays an important role in helping society understand some of the biggest challenges facing Canadians. The Government of Canada invests in these researchers and research teams because they are helping to provide the evidence needed to make informed decisions on communities, the economy, Canadians’ health and well-being, Indigenous reconciliation, and Canada’s future prosperity.

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced more than $175 million to support 809 social sciences and humanities research projects across Canada. This investment, through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC’s) Partnership Grants, Partnership Development Grants, Insight Grants and Aid to Scholarly Journals grants, supports research, research partnerships, and knowledge mobilization across a multitude of issues of critical relevance to our society. Funding is provided to researchers, research teams and publications for projects of up to seven years.

Projects will explore a range of topics, including inclusive policing, the transition to a sustainable economy, First Nations self-determination, and achieving Canada’s net-zero emissions target. Other funded projects will examine motor skill intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder, domestic violence prevention, and partnerships to prevent and end homelessness. Social sciences and humanities research such as this is essential to help Canadians understand and address some of the biggest challenges of our times.

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