SSHRC – Syrian refugee arrival, resettlement and integration


Social Science and Humanities Research Council in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

For More Information

For more information, please go to SSHRC website. 


The arrival of Syrian refugees in Canada is a rare event, full of challenges for both the refugees themselves and for all Canadians. Governments and communities will need access to the latest knowledge to develop best practices in supporting and resettling refugees. With this in mind, this special call seeks to support research and mobilize knowledge in a timely way on key issues and events—such as education, employment, skills development, social integration and security—in the early days of the migration and resettlement process.

This joint initiative aims to support targeted, practical and actionable research projects capable of delivering initial findings within six months to one year. 


Applicants must be currently involved, or have been involved within the past six (6) years, as a principal investigator, project director or co-investigator in a SSHRC-funded project and must be affiliated with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution at the time of application.

Postdoctoral researchers must be affiliated with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution before the grant is awarded, and maintain such an affiliation for the duration of the grant period.

Funding Availability

Up to $25,000 – Up to 10 grants may be awarded

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

One year

Special Notes

Successful applicants or their delegates will be expected to present available results at a session or workshop at the 2017 National Metropolis Conference. Travel costs for the conference should be included in the budget submitted as part of the application.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal with an OR5 form to

External Deadline

How to Apply

Applicants must email applications as a PDF using formatting stated in sponsor guidelines to

For Questions, please contact

Jacques Critchley

Paula Popovici

ChuDou Lynhiavu

Monica van Huystee

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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