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SSHRC Impact Awards

SSHRC Impact Awards (external link)  are designed to build on and sustain Canada’s research-based knowledge culture in all research areas of the social sciences and humanities. The awards recognize outstanding researchers and celebrate their research achievements, research training, knowledge mobilization, and outreach activities funded partially or entirely by SSHRC.

Recipients are to use award funds for activities that promote and further develop the work being honoured. In recognition of the crucial role postsecondary institutions play in mobilizing research knowledge, at least 10 per cent of each award must be used to promote the recipient’s research achievements. Individual recipients and their institutions may choose to devote additional funds, including a higher percentage of the award funds, to these activities.

A multidisciplinary jury made up of distinguished individuals from academia, as well as the private, not-for-profit and public sectors, from Canada and abroad, will select award recipients according to the selection criteria associated with each of the five awards.

Before announcing the names of the award winners and finalists, SSHRC will share competition results on the Grants and Scholarships Administrative Portal.

Eligible institutions (external link)  are invited to put forward nominations for the:

$50,000 or $100,000

Internal nomination deadline: April 1, 2022

Eligible institutions (external link)  are invited to put forward nominations for all SSHRC Impact Award categories. Each institution may submit only one nomination for each award in a given year, up to a maximum of five SSHRC Impact Award nominations. Institutions must provide the name and contact information of a person to whom SSHRC will send all questions and correspondence, including results.

Note: A multidisciplinary jury made up of individuals from academia and the private, public and not-for-profit sectors reviews award nominations. Institutions are, therefore, encouraged to use plain language when preparing nomination packages.

Fall 2022