The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) joint initiative with the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH) and one component of Canadian Heritage’s Digital Citizen Initiative.
Canadian Heritage is partnering with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to provide funding support through arms-length Connection Grants: Initiative for Digital Citizen Research (IDCR). These grants provide assistance to selected events and outreach activities for short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and engage on research issues related to online disinformation and other related online harms as well as their impact in the Canadian context.
The Joint Initiative has 3 broad objectives:
- to promote Canadian research that will develop better understanding — based on empirical evidence — of the impacts of online disinformation in Canada in order to better inform programs and policies
- to build Canada's capacity to conduct research on and related to countering online disinformation and other related online harms, specifically in the target areas described below
- to help foster a community of research in the digital citizenship and countering online disinformation space in Canada
IDCR funding will be offered to meritorious and relevant projects submitted to the Connection Grants funding opportunity starting from the February 1, 2021 SSHRC Connection deadline.
Please see the SSHRC Connection: 2020-2021 Competitions Research Alert for the internal and external deadlines, eligibility criteria and how to apply.
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.