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Genome Canada is part of an international call for Knowledge Synthesis Grant funding applications

Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Evolving Cultures and Histories.

Four new grants available for genomics research with potential to inform Canadian policy and practice in protecting cultures and histories

Genome Canada is proud to partner with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canadian Heritage and the UK Research and Innovation’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (UKRI-AHRC) to invest up to $1.2 million in funding for Knowledge Synthesis Grants on the topic of Evolving Narratives of Cultures and Histories.

The Evolving Narratives of Culture and Histories competition will support both Canadian and international applicants through two streams:

Stream 1: For applicants or project directors affiliated with an eligible Canadian institution. Up to 20 grants may be funded for up to C$30,000 for one year; Genome Canada will fund up to four projects in this stream and SSHRC and Canadian Heritage will jointly fund up to 16 projects.

Critical information for the genomics research community regarding the Genome Canada-funded projects:

  • Projects should have a direct connection to genomics and investigate aspects of cultures and histories in relation to the uptake of responsible and equitable genomics research and innovation.
  • Applications should address the potential implications of findings for policy and practice to support the delivery of equitable and impactful genomics research and innovation.
  • Institutional collaboration with Genome Canada will be crucial to ensure a timely transfer of funds to the institution and award-holders.  

Stream 2: For international collaborations of two applicants or project directors—one based in Canada and the other in the UK—who are affiliated with eligible institutions in their respective countries. SSHRC and UKRI-AHRC will jointly fund up to 20 grants of up to C$30,000 each for one year.

This Knowledge Synthesis Grant competition is part of SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future Initiative to address 16 emerging global challenges identifies in a 2018-2021 SSHRC foresight exercise.

Knowledge synthesis involves comprehensive analyses of literature and other forms of knowledge on a particular question or issue. These grants do not support original research, but rather the synthesis of existing research knowledge, particularly from over the last 10 years, and identify knowledge gaps that Canada needs to address. 

The deadline for submission is December 14, 2023 (8:00 pm ET). Applicants are invited to attend the information webinar below to learn more:

English information webinar: October 25, 2023 12:00 to 1:00 pm ET
French information webinar: October 26, 2023 at 12:00 to 1:00 pm ET

Genome Canada is proud to expand our partnership with SSHRC through this Knowledge Synthesis Grant initiative building on more than 20 years of investment to bridge genomics research and innovation with the needs and well-being of society, and to help build up unique expertise in genomics in society among global genomics funders.

Our partnership with SSHRC seeks to increase collaboration at the intersection of genomics and social sciences and humanities research and to ensure more equitable and impactful application of genomics solutions for the benefit of all communities in Canada.

Explore the Evolving Narratives of Culture and Histories Knowledge Synthesis Grant here.

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