Laying the groundwork for future collaborative projects, Ryerson researchers have secured nearly $1 million in Partnership Development Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Ryerson’s market share in this grant competition represents just over eight per cent of the funds allocated Canada-wide.
“The projects that garnered funding in this national competition demonstrate the depth and breadth of research at Ryerson University and its potential to impact on society,” said vice-president, research and innovation, Steven N. Liss. “We look forward to seeing the promising results of these partnerships and collaborative efforts.”
The awards were announced at the 2018 Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities in Saskatchewan.
“SSHRC-funded scholars and researchers can provide guidance on important societal changes,” said Ted Hewitt, president SSHRC. “Through these projects, SSHRC is helping to develop talent and to connect Canadian and international researchers and partners across disciplines and sectors to support world-class research that provides critical insights on the challenges of today and tomorrow.”
The Ryerson recipients of this year’s grants include a cross-section of researchers working in diverse areas of expertise.
The following projects have been funded:
The Partnership Development Grants help establish or enhance partnerships between one or more academic institutions and/or non-academic partners, in order to foster interdisciplinary research, create opportunities for the co-creation of knowledge and understanding, establish networks and build capacity for knowledge mobilization.