Call for Nominations – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact Awards 2017

From: Professor Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research & Innovation
Date: January 18, 2017
Re: Call for Nominations – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Impact Awards 2017

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has released its call for nominations for the 2017 Impact Awards. I encourage you to share this information widely and consider preparing a nomination of your colleagues. The four awards are as follows:

Gold Medal for sustained leadership, dedication and originality of thought ($100,000);

Insight Award for outstanding achievement arising from a research project funded partially or completely by SSHRC ($50,000);

Connection Award for an outstanding SSHRC-funded initiative to facilitate the flow and exchange of research knowledge within and/or beyond the academic community ($50,000);

Partnership Award recognizing a SSHRC-funded formal partnership for its outstanding achievement in advancing research, research training, or knowledge mobilization ($50,000).

The University of Toronto may submit only one nomination to each of these awards. As such, I am establishing a small advisory committee of representatives from across the social sciences and humanities to review nominations and select the University’s nominees for 2017.

To submit a candidate for consideration by the University of Toronto review committee, please contact your Divisional/Faculty awards coordinator/officer and arrange to have sent to my Office by February 21, 2017 at 12:00pm, the two-page internal nomination form for the relevant award and the candidate’s CV. Internal nomination forms for each of the four awards are available at .

Please note that Academic Divisions or Departments may set their own internal deadlines and review processes. Accordingly, please consult with your Divisional/Faculty awards coordinator/officer first if you are planning to submit a nomination.

One candidate will be selected for each award, and my team will work with the Divisional/Faculty awards coordinator/officer to facilitate the development of the full nomination and ensure its submission to SSHRC by its deadline of April 5, 2017.

For further information, please contact your Divisional/Faculty awards coordinator/officer.

Please note that the Talent Award for outstanding achievement by an individual who holds a SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral scholarship is administered by the School of Graduate Studies. For more information, please contact Fong Di Caterina,