2020 SSHRC Competition Results Announced

A complete list of academic and student funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Donna McKinnon - 23 July 2020

Earlier this month, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) posted the results of the 2020 Insight, Insight Development, and Connection Grant competitions. These notifications were preceded by the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship announcement in June 2020, the New Frontiers in Research Fund in March, graduate student competition results, and other funding announcements in February, 2020 and October, 2019

SSHRC is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences.

Congratulations to the following 2020 recipients:

New Frontiers in Research Fund - Exploration

The objective of the Exploration stream of the NFRF program is to support high risk, high reward and interdisciplinary research that is not easily supported through funding opportunities currently offered by the three Tri-agencies. It seeks to inspire projects that bring disciplines together beyond traditional disciplinary or common interdisciplinary approaches by research teams with the capacity to explore something new, which might fail but has the potential for significant impact. 

Michael Frishkopf (Music): Autonomously Adaptive Soundscapes for Reducing Stress in Critically-ill Patients

SSHRC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program aims to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally, to develop their leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth through a research-intensive career.

Elizabeth Sawchuk (Anthropology): Health and Herding around Lake Turkana, Kenya   

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects of up to two years that are proposed by individuals or teams.

Stephanie Archer (Linguistics): Sound Symbolism May Bootstrap Infant Word Learning

Dominique Clément (Sociology): Immigrant and Refugee Settlement in Canada: Trends in Government Funding

Phillip Corkum (Philosophy): Cause and Context: An Experimental Methods Approach to Causal Discourse

Evangelia Daskalaki (Linguistics): The Bilingual Development of Immigrant Children in Western Canada: Predictors and Outcomes of Cross-linguistic Influence

Nicole Denier (Sociology): Patterns of Labour Market Instability Across Canada  

Jairan Gahan (History and Classics): Morality on Trial: Prostitution in Tehran, 1911-1955

Reisa Klein (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies): (Re)Marked: Holocaust Commemorative Tattoos in a Time of Renewed Antisemitism

Stefano Muneroni (Drama): Interrogating Mediterranean Migration through Theatre and Performance 

Kyle Nash (Psychology): Tolerating Conflict: A Social Neuroscience Perspective on Tolerance and Wise Reasoning

Marilene Oliver (Art & Design): My Data Body / Your Data Body

Victoria Ruetalo (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies): From 'Monster' to Mentor: Developing PhD Supervision Competencies

Elizabeth Sawchuk (Anthropology): Health and Herding around Lake Turkana, Kenya: bioarchaeological perspectives on pastoralism, climate change, and resilience in eastern Africa

Marta-Marika Urbanik (Sociology): Exploring Victimization Experiences in/near Lethbridge's SCS

Natalie Van Deusen (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies): "Completely Healed": Miracles, Cures, and Constructions of Disability in the Old Norse-Icelandic Sagas of Bishops

SSHRC Insight Grant

Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for research initiatives of two to five years and provides stable support for long-term research initiatives is central to advancing knowledge.

Holly Campeau (Sociology): The Dual Perspective: Unpacking Police-citizen Arrest Encounters

Sean Gouglas (Digital Humanities): The First Three Years 

Michelle Maroto (Sociology): The Vertical Mosaic in the 21st century: The Great Canadian Class Study

Nora Stovel (English and Film Studies): Crossing Borders, Breaking Rules: Carol Shields, Subversive Feminist

Dominik Wujastyk (History and Classics): The Textual and Cultural History of Medicine in South Asia Based on Newly-discovered Manuscript

SSHRC Connection Grant

These grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects. 

Jaymie Heilman (History and Classics): Hostile Terrain: Canada and the Refugee Crisis on the US-Mexico Border. Announced in February, 2020.

Daniel Laforest (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies): Literary Arts and Health Humanities Today and Tomorrow. Announced in November, 2019.

Natalie Loveless (Art & Design): Art, Activism, and Global Crisis. Announced in July, 2020.

Chris Reyns (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies): The Interactive Project: Historical Continuities and Transcultural. Announced in November, 2019.  

Dominik Wujastyk (History and Classics): Greater Magadha - Evaluation and Retrospective. Announced in February, 2020.

Congratulations to the following 2020 graduate student SSHRC recipients:

SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D) program is to promote continued excellence in Canadian research by rewarding and retaining high-calibre doctoral students at Canadian institutions. By providing support for a high-quality research training experience to awardees, the CGS D program strives to foster impacts within and beyond the research environment. 

Rebecca Gray (Anthropology)

Steven Langlois (History and Classics)

Solene Mallet Gauthier (Anthropology)

Heather Patterson (Drama)

Jennifer Quist (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)

Autumn Reinhardt Simpson (Religious Studies)

Willissa Reist (Political Science)

Mehdi Rezania (Music)

William Wadsworth (Anthropology)

Luke Wonneck (Sociology) 

SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

The SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships support high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in the social sciences and humanities. This support allows scholars to fully concentrate on their doctoral studies, to seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields and to contribute to the Canadian research ecosystem during and beyond the tenure of their awards.

Samantha Blais (History and Classics)

Alexandra Bunten-Walberg (English and Film Studies)

Laticia Chapman (Political Science)

Jonathan Garfinkel (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)

Brandi Goddard (Art & Design)

Stacey Haugen (Political Science)

Nariya Khasanova (Political Science)

Heun Jung Lee (Drama)

Angela Ma (Psychology)

Ian Miller (History and Classics)

Ying Shan Zhang (Psychology)

SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. 

Celine Beaulieu (Sociology)

Lindsey Bond (Art & Design)

Megan Butchart (English and Film Studies)

Lucas Denneboom (Music)

Leah Fader (Music)

Ella Forgie (Anthropology)

Luthfia Friskie (Digital Humanities)

Daniel Halpern (Drama)

Kirsten Hawson (Drama)

Emily Hayes (Art & Design)

Brayden Hirsch (History and Classics)

Josh Languedoc (Drama)

Kelsey Lindquist (Sociology)

Aaron Mazo (Philosophy)

Jennifer McDevitt (Digital Humanities)

Diana Pearson (Women's and Gender Studies)

Charles Peters (Drama)

Hollyanne Pickering (Digital Humanities)

Meryn Severson (Sociology)

Karen Shields (Music)

Anna Sollazzo (Digital Humanities)

Alex Thompson (Art & Design)

Zahra Tootonsab (English and Film Studies)

Iliana Turner (Political Science)

Emily Villanueva (Digital Humanities)

Elisa Voth (Music)

Matthew Weigel (English and Film Studies)

Manzah Yankey (Sociology)

Tayler Young (Political Science)

Keyna Young (Anthropology)