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February 20, 2012

JIBC receives SSHRC eligibility

SSHRC eligibility, combined with NSERC eligibility, expands research funding and partnership options

JIBC is now eligible to administer funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The Council is a federal agency that supports research and training in the humanities and social sciences based at Canadian post-secondary institutions and non-profit organizations. As a SSHRC-eligible institution, JIBC researchers can apply for funding from the more than $300 million in grants and scholarships awarded annually by the agency.

SSHRC-supported research builds understanding of modern social, cultural, technological, environmental, economic, and wellness issues in Canada. It also encourages researchers to learn from other disciplines, delve into multiparty collaborations, and achieve common goals for the betterment of Canadian society.

With SSHRC eligibility, which follows last year’s approval of eligibility for funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), JIBC researchers can apply for a broader range of research funding.

“Adding SSHRC eligibility to our existing NSERC eligibility further strengthens our capacity for applied research,” says JIBC President Jack McGee. “It provides researchers based at the Institute the opportunity to partner with a vast number of community-based organizations, and to strengthen relationships with existing collaborators.”

"Obtaining SSHRC eligibility is a significant accomplishment for JIBC," said Dr. Greg Anderson, JIBC Dean of Applied Research. "It's a testament to the strength of the research team we have built and will help develop the Institute as a centre for applied social science and humanities research, which will enhance the safety and security of BC residents and communities."

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