Joint Initiative for Digital Citizen Research

Canadian Heritage is partnering with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to provide funding support through arm’s-length SSHRC Connection and Insight Grants as well as supplements to SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships and Doctoral Awards (Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program — Doctoral Scholarships or 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 the Digital Citizen Initiative.

Insight Grants

Insight Grants are open to individual researchers and research teams affiliated with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution working in 1 or more of the target areas of interest. Insight Grants provide funding to conduct research related to online disinformation and other online harms as well as their impact in the Canadian context.

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

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 1 or more 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 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program — Doctoral Scholarships or SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships who are affiliated with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution and are working in 1 or more 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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