Pre-announcement for SSHRC's Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

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Following an investment outlined in Federal Budget 2021, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is pleased to announce that a new strategic initiative will be launched in August 2021 on the themes of race, gender and diversity.  

The new Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative will aim to provide financial support for partnership research to inform actions that address social disparities related to race, gender, and other forms of diversity. Researchers from not-for-profit organizations, in partnership with postsecondary institutions, can submit applications for projects that are community-led and community based, and which are based on the lived experience of underrepresented and disadvantaged groups, including but not limited to women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples; people living with disabilities; racialized minorities; religious minorities; and LGBTQ2+ people, as well as individuals who identify as, or belong to, more than one of these groups.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.

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