SSHRC – Syrian refugee arrival, resettlement and integration


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


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.

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

Information for Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at lead 5 days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project.  Please be in touch with the ORS (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (ie, budget, proposal, OR5 form).

For More Information

For more information, please go to SSHRC website. 

For Questions, please contact

Jacques Critchley

Paula Popovici

ChuDou Lynhiavu

Monica van Huystee

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