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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

SSHRC Small Research Grants

 

Deadline: Thursday January 14, 2021

On behalf of Ontario Tech University, the Office of Research Services applied for, and received, funds from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Institutional Grant program. These funds are intended to support research activities undertaken by SSHRC-eligible researchers with the goal of strengthening research capacity in the social sciences and humanities.

More specifically, these funds will be used to support research activities that will enhance the research programs and expertise of Ontario Tech researchers, leading to the development of competitive applications to SSHRC programs, or to effectively mobilize social sciences and humanities research knowledge within and beyond the academic community.

In the 2020 round, there are two types of grants available: SSHRC Explore and SSHRC Exchange. Faculty may apply for both of these grants concurrently, but can only submit one application to each program as the applicant.

SSHRC EXPLORE GRANTS

SSHRC Explore Grants are meant to:

  • support social sciences and humanities researchers with modest research funding requirements at any stage of career;
  • allow for small-scale innovation and experimentation by providing funding to develop a research project or conduct pilot work; and
  • enable researchers to hire students at any level to participate in their research projects thereby contributing to their professional development.

Amount 

Up to $7,000

Duration

One year (from Notice of Award date)

To apply for a SSHRC Explore Grant, follow these steps:

  1. Review the program guidelines.
  2. Log into IRIS Research Portal and follow application instructions to create and complete the SSHRC Explore Grant application.
  3. Complete the Application Form and obtain the required signatures.
  4. Prepare the required attachments (see program guidelines).
  5. Upload the Application Form and Attachments to IRIS Research Portal.
  6. Submit application in IRIS Research Portal by Thursday January 14, 2021.
SSHRC EXCHANGE GRANTS

SSHRC Exchange Grants are meant to:

  • support the organization of small-scale knowledge mobilization activities, such as workshops and seminars (both in-person and virtual), in order to encourage collaboration and the dissemination of research results both within and beyond the academic community.
  • allow researchers to attend or present their research at scholarly conferences and other dissemination venues that align with SSHRC’s mandate in order to advance their careers and encourage the exchange of ideas and research results at the national and international level.

Amount 

Up to $2,000 

Duration

One year (from Notice of Award date)

To apply for a SSHRC Exchange Grant, follow these steps:

  1. Review the program guidelines.
  2. Log into IRIS Research Portal and follow application instructions to create and complete the SSHRC Exchange Grant application.
  3. Complete the Application Form and obtain the required signatures.
  4. Prepare the required attachments (see program guidelines).
  5. Upload the Application Form and Attachments to IRIS Research Portal.
  6. Submit application in IRIS Research Portal by Thursday January 14, 2021.

The total number of awards in each stream will depend on the funding available in any given year.

QUESTIONS? 

For program information, contact:         

Ewa Stewart,

Grants Officer, Office of Research Services

ewa.stewart@ontariotechu.ca

For IRIS Research Portal assistance, contact:

IRIS System Administrator

iris@ontariotechu.ca