SSH News: CFI national funding announcement, SSHRC Storytellers competition deadline, Grand Challenges Canada funding opportunities, and Interrogating Access conference

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Research infrastructure received a $63-million boost from the Government of Canada this week. Greg Rickford, Minister of State for Science and Technology, announced the investment in support of cutting-edge research equipment, laboratories and tools that researchers need to make tomorrow's breakthroughs and to improve the lives of Canadians.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) wants your submissions for its Research for a better life: The Storytellers competition! Initially launched last year, the contest invites students from across the country to submit a digital presentation describing a SSHRC-funded research project happening at their institution. Tell your compelling research story in three minutes or less and you could be one of 25 finalists to win $3,000 and attend the 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences! The submission deadline is rapidly approaching on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, is looking for Bold Ideas with Big Impact in global health. The Saving Brains initiative is seeking bold ideas for products, services, policies and implementation models that protect and nurture early brain development in a sustainable manner. The deadline is on Thursday, January 16, 2014. The Stars in Global Health initiative is seeking bold ideas aligned with innovative, social, entrepreneurial approaches that could be easily implemented in developing countries to save and improve lives. These bold ideas could come from non-profit or for-profit organizations, as well as other recognized institutions. The deadline is March 10, 2014

Registration is now open for the conference on Interrogating Access: Current and Future Directions for Scholarly Research and Communications in Canada. Held on February 15-16, 2014 at Wilfrid Laurier University, panels will address journal and monograph publishing, copyright, the effects of technology and funding on the scholarly ecosystem, and the future of the scholarly endeavour in Canada. The keynote address by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of the Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association, will discuss potential paths forward for scholarly societies. Stay tuned for more details!


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