SSHRC – Targeted Research on Syrian Refugees

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) are pleased to launch a call for proposals to support peer-reviewed research on Syrian refugee resettlement in Canada.  The key objective of this joint initiative and call is to award supplementary support to active SSHRC funded researchers working in areas related to immigration and refugee resettlement.  The call seeks to support research addressing pressing short-term issues related to the current refugee resettlement effort, in order to inform and support the efforts of policymakers, service organization and other stakeholders.

Amount: up to $25,000

Faculty Research Office: At least 1 week before the Agency Deadline (2-3 weeks earlier if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services: At least 5 days before the Agency Deadline
SSHRC: June 13, 2016 (results announced in July 2016)

Description: This joint initiative aims to support targeted, practical and actionable research projects capable of delivering initial findings within six months to one year. SSHRC encourages researchers undertaking longer-term projects on subject matter related to this call to consider whether other SSHRC funding opportunities are better suited to their research. 

It is intended to:

  • support researchers addressing pressing, short-term research issues related to the current refugee resettlement effort;
  • support research and related activities that may inform the efforts of policy-makers, service organizations and other stakeholders;
  • support targeted and policy-relevant research focused on the Syrian refugee population, in areas such as employment, social integration, children and youth, resilience, trauma, (re)settlement surveys and mental health; and
  • engage interested Canadian researchers and teams to mobilize knowledge and provide findings that may inform government policy and foster stakeholder engagement.

Eligibility: To apply for this grant, 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.

Application Process…

More information…

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Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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