Joint Initiative for Digital Citizen Research

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Canadian Heritage is partnering with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to provide funding support through arm’s-length SSHRC Connection Grants as well as supplements to recipients of SSHRC Insight Grants, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships and SSHRC Doctoral Awards (Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Scholarships and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships). The purpose of this funding is to:

The Joint Initiative for Digital Citizen Research supports the goals of the Government of Canada’s approach to protecting democracy and combatting disinformation and other online harms.

Insight Grant supplements

Insight Grant supplements are available to SSHRC Insight Grant holders who are affiliated with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution and are working in at least 1 of the target areas of interest.

Find out how to be considered for the Joint Initiative for Digital Citizen Research Insight Grant supplements.

Postdoctoral Fellowship supplements

Postdoctoral Fellowship supplements are available to SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship holders who are affiliated with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution and are working in at least 1 of the target areas of interest.

Find out how to be considered for the Joint Initiative for Digital Citizen Research Postdoctoral Fellowship supplements.

Doctoral Award supplements

Doctoral Award supplements are available to holders of SSHRC Doctoral Awards ( Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Scholarships or SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships) who are affiliated with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution and are working in at least 1 of the target areas or interest.

Find out how to be considered for the Joint Initiative for Digital Citizen Research Doctoral Award supplements.

Connection Grants

Connection Grants are open to institutions, individual applicants and teams. They provide funding to selected events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and engage on research issues related to online disinformation and other related online harms as well as their impact in the Canadian context.

Find out how to apply for the Joint Initiative for Digital Citizen Research Connection Grants.

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