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SSHRC Storytellers Challenge

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on December 5, 2022 in Announcements

Message from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

On November 22, SSHRC launched its 10th edition of the Storytellers Challenge. SSHRC is once again challenging postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research affects our lives and our world.                                                     

The Challenge has been a tremendous success, thanks in large part to the engagement of institutions in promoting it. As always, we welcome your collaboration. We are providing you with the attached toolkit [Word] that has information on the Storytellers challenge itself as well as some suggested social media posts that you are more than welcomed to use.

I encourage you to share this information with your colleagues in research offices, graduate offices and faculties, and to promote the challenge to your students to give them their best chance at success. Together, we will be enhancing excellence in research communications while promoting the very best research in social sciences and humanities across the country.

The challenge is open to all students, graduate and undergraduate, enrolled at Canadian postsecondary institutions. Their task is to tell the story, in up to three minutes or 300 words, of a SSHRC-funded research project - their own or a professor’s. Each year, a jury selects 25 finalists to receive $3,000 and specialized training in research communications. At the 2023 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the final five winners will be revealed and will receive an additional $1,000 in recognition of their skills and achievement.

For further details on this year’s Storytellers Challenge, please follow us on social media and visit our website.

Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Please note that all questions should be addressed to                                           

Thank you for your collaboration.


The SSHRC Storytellers Team