In the recently announced results of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s (SSHRC) Insight grants competition, researchers at Ryerson have secured more than $1.4 million in research funding.
These new grants will fund a cross-section of research opportunities and open new doors for emerging researchers on community-facing topics from immigration issues and early childhood studies to economics and trade.
This recent announcement adds to Ryerson’s complement of social science and humanities funding including five partnership development grants and a partnership grant awarded to Early Childhood Studies professor Kathryn Underwood to enhance the understanding of institutional interactions of families with disabled children. This brings Ryerson’s share of SSHRC funding to nearly $5.1 million to date, with more funding to be announced later this year.
“Ryerson is pleased to see a number of newer researchers and established researchers secure grants in these competitions,” said Steven N. Liss, vice-president, research and innovation. “Our researchers are collaborating with communities to build new bodies of research and knowledge with the aim of creating greater understanding on important societal issues, shaping policy and development and improving the quality of life in Canada and abroad.”
The SSHRC Insight grants provide funding for a period of two to five years in order to support new approaches to research on complex topics while building knowledge from interdisciplinary and cross-sectorial perspectives.
The recipients of Insight Grants include:
This funding represents a portion of a $158 million investment by the government of Canada to support more than 800 research projects across the country.