Now open! New SSHRC Race, Gender and Diversity InitiativePosted on: Aug 12, 2021
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) recently announced a new Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative.
The purpose of this new initiative is “to support community-based and community-led research partnerships with postsecondary institutions that are grounded in the lived experience of underrepresented or disadvantaged groups and that analyze the causes and persistence of systemic racism and discrimination.”
A funding competition is now open, and interested CUE faculty members are encouraged to apply.
The internal deadline for submission of application documents, including CUE’s External Grant Institutional Signature Page, is November 5, 2021.
The sponsor deadline is November 15, 2021.
If you are interested in applying, please contact the Office of Research Services (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Interested faculty members may also wish to attend a webinar on September 21, 2021 regarding this opportunity. (Click here for registration details.)
Additional details provided by the sponsor about this opportunity can be found below.
The goal of the Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative is to support community-based and community-led research partnerships with postsecondary institutions that are grounded in the lived experience of underrepresented or disadvantaged groups and that analyze the causes and persistence of systemic racism and discrimination.
Leadership by people from underrepresented or disadvantaged groups in research projects about race, gender and diversity is important to help ensure the research is grounded in the complexities of the lived experiences and histories of diverse groups and individuals, and to inform more rigorous and relevant policy and program design.
The ultimate purpose of this initiative is to support partnership research and related activities to meet the needs of organizations working toward removing barriers and disparities for women; First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples; Black, Asian and other racialized peoples; people living with disabilities (both visible and invisible); LGBTQ2+ people; religious minorities; and others marginalized on the basis of their ethnicity and other identity factors.
This initiative encourages an intersectional approach. Intersectionality—a term first coined by African-American scholar Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw—is an approach to research that helps us understand how identities (e.g., race gender, class and sexuality) and power structures intersect to create various modes of discrimination and privilege, advantage and disadvantage. Research under this initiative can include learning from grant-supported or prior pilot projects to achieve greater justice and equity.
The following represent examples of possible research topics, but applicants may choose other areas of focus relevant to the call.
- Hate, racism and xenophobia
- Gender discrimination
- Disability discrimination and ableism
- History, methodology and research on partnered research
Value and duration
Grants offered under the Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative are valued at up to $80,000 annually for the first two years and up to $290,000 in the third year, for an overall total maximum of $450,000.