Opportunity

The Emerging Asocial Society is one of 16 future challenge areas identified through SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative. These complex issues, identified in 2018 following an extensive foresight exercise, reflect key challenges that Canada is likely to face in an evolving global context over the coming decades. All of the challenges cross multiple sectors and research disciplines, and require broad collaboration to address.

SSHRC is launching a Knowledge Synthesis Grants funding opportunity to foster a deeper understanding of the state of knowledge regarding the growing sense of disconnection, isolation and loneliness in Canadian society. The resulting syntheses will identify roles that the academic, public, private and not-for-profit sectors can play in promoting more connected and resilient communities, and inform the development of effective tools, robust policies and sustainable practices required to support the transition to a more equitable, healthy and prosperous future.

Eligibility

Click here for eligibility requirements.

Funding Available

Knowledge Synthesis Grants are valued at $30,000 for one year.

Internal Contacts

Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss this funding opportunity by emailing their Research Facilitator as soon as possible.

Deadlines

Faculty Deadline Consult your Faculty Research Facilitator.
OVPRI Deadline (Approval Form and Application) December 10, 2021
Submission to Sponsor December 17, 2021 (8 p.m. Eastern)

Submitting Your Application

  • Step 1) Submit an internal Carleton Approval Form
    Submit an internal Approval Form through our central awards management database CUResearch:
    https://ovpri.research.carleton.ca/Romeo.Researcher/Administrator/Default.aspx
    For a user’s guide on submitting an Approval Form, click here.
  • Step 2) Submit an external application to the granting agency
    Submit an external application to the corresponding grant or award agency. For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines for this opportunity, click here.