UManitoba: Talent and Partnership Supported Through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Aug 8, 2011 | Corporate Member News

New research ideas receive funding 

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), one of Canada’s largest funding agencies, recently announced that the University of Manitoba will receive more than $2.5 million to support research activities. 

The funding will support grants, scholarships and fellowships for faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. 

Dr. Digvar Jayas

“This funding reflects confidence in the high level of research that the University of Manitoba is known for,” said Digvir Jayas, the university’s vice-president (research). “I congratulate all our talented professors, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows whose excellence has been recognized with this new investment.” 

From documenting Indigenous art history to teaching the new literacies required to engage productively in the 21st century global world, this investment will help kick-start 23 research projects with combined total funding of $1,485,629, and support 40 master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral scholarships and fellowships with $1,062,500 in funding. 

The research grants are provided through SSHRC’s Insight and Connection programs. The projects address topics that are linked directly to improving Canadians’ prosperity, productivity and quality of life. New research projects are supported, in addition to extending existing partnerships. 

The scholarships and fellowships are supported through the SSHRC Talent program, which funds Canada’s best and brightest researchers in the humanities and social sciences. These funds are awarded to Canada’s most promising graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are on the cusp of their research careers. 

A complete list of the funded projects can be found at: 

For more information contact Janine Harasymchuk, research communications & marketing manager, at 204-474-7300.

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