SSHRC 2018 Impact Awards competition

Institutions are invited to submit applications for the 2018 SSHRC Impact Awards competition.  The awards recognize outstanding achievements in research, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities funded partially or completely by SSHRC.

Institutions are invited to put forward nominations for the:
  • Gold Medal ($100,000);
  • Talent Award ($50,000);
  • Insight Award ($50,000);
  • Connection Award ($50,000); and
  • Partnership Award ($50,000).
A nominee must:
  • be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada at the time of nomination;
  • be an active social sciences and humanities researcher or student;
  • hold or have held SSHRC funding pertinent to the award category;
  • be in good standing with SSHRC;
  • be affiliated with an eligible institution; and
  • if the recipient of an award, maintain affiliation with an eligible institution for the duration on the award.
  • cannot nominate themselves;
  • can be nominated in two sequential years for the same award, following which two years must pass before they can next be nominated in the same category;
  • can be nominated in only one category in any year; and
  • can be nominated in a subsequent year for a different SSHRC Impact Award.
UPEI Internal Selection Process
Each institution may submit only one nomination for each award in a given year.  Therefore, anyone interested in submitting a UPEI nomination must provide preliminary nomination documents to the Vice-President, Academic and Research byJanuary 22, 2018 (via email to Nominators must submit:
  • A one-page rationale explaining why the individual or team should be considered for the award
  • The nominee's SSHRC CV
Nominators will be notified in early-February of the result of the pre-selection process. If approved, nominators will complete the full package for submission to SSHRC following the nomination requirements at . The SSHRC deadline to submit nominations is March 6, 2018. 
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