The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) recently updated the eligibility section of the Partnership Engage Grants (PEG) competition to allow researchers who have already submitted a PEG application to be able to apply to the PEG COVID-19 Special Initiative: https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/peg-sep-covid-19-eng.aspx#3. Please see eligibility details below.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) recently announced the launch of a new initiative within their Partnership Engage Grants: the PEG COVID-19 Special Initiative. A summary is provided below.
- To provide short-term and timely support for small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships
- To allow researchers and their partners the possibility to address urgent and specific needs, as well as challenges or opportunities through collaborations
- To provide a unique opportunity to foster knowledge exchange on COVID-19 crisis related issues, challenges and impacts between postsecondary researchers and different sectors of society, including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other highly qualified personnel.
There are a wide range of ways social sciences and humanities researchers can contribute: from highlighting the lessons of history, to probing individual and group behaviour, to exploring possible responses in policy and practice in all sectors.
SSHRC encourages projects in, but not limited to, the following themes:
- Understanding the differentiated social impacts of a pandemic, like COVID-19, using gender-based analysis, or by analyzing its political and economic effects at a regional, national or global scale.
- Designing and implementing effective and equitable recovery measures, such as fiscal and monetary policies, supply chain management measures, and social protection and employment creation initiatives.
- Building longer-term resilience and disaster preparedness, for instance, by learning from Indigenous knowledge systems, developing new emergency, public communication and work environment plans, or by rethinking communal and pedagogical approaches, artistic models and rituals.
PEG COVID-19 Special Initiative applications are subject to the general PEG eligibility requirements.
Due to the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following exceptions apply:
- organizations or associations that provide services to postsecondary institutions may be involved as a partner;
- researchers who have already submitted a PEG application in the current calendar year are eligible to apply for a PEG COVID-19 grant; and
- researchers can hold one PEG grant and multiple PEG COVID-19 grants simultaneously.
Researchers may only submit one application to either PEG or the PEG COVID-19 Special Initiative in the same competition (e.g., June 2020).
$7K – $25K
|Submission to ORS||
Monday, June 1, 2020 and Tuesday, September 1, 2020 for full administrative review
Monday, June 15, 2020 and Tuesday, September 15, 2020: final application and fully signed ORS Checklist due no later than 12 noon
|Submission to agency||Monday, June 15, 2020 and Tuesday, September 15, 2020: applicants must submit on-line by no later than 12:00 noon for ORS to forward to SSHRC|
Please contact your Faculty Research Officer for information on their internal deadlines.
Further details, including application information, are available on SSHRC’s website at the following link: https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/peg-sep-covid-19-eng.aspx
ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here:
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