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SSHRC Storytellers contest

Storytellers: Great Research Matters. How you tell its story is just as important.
  • About

    The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) and the Office of Research Services (ORS) are pleased to announce that the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has launched its sixth-annual Storytellers contest, which challenges post-secondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is improving their lives, world and future. We encourage undergraduate and graduate students to participate in this national competition.

    Students can send in their best three-minute or 300-word pitch promoting a great SSHRC-funded project happening at our university. Students can pitch their own research project or a professor’s, with permission.

    The stories should be creative, compelling and clear. Students may use video, audio, text or infographics to answer questions such as:

    • Where is the research taking us?
    • What is the story?
    • How does it impact Canadians?
  • Contest details

    Phase 1: Pitch

    SSHRC will select 25 finalists to receive a $3,000 cash prize.

    Phase 2: Share

    Finalists will attend the 2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Regina where they will receive specialized training in research communications. They will then deliver a live presentation at the Storytellers Showcase, where judges will select the five finalists. The top five finalists will present at the prestigious 2018 SSHRC Impact Awards ceremony.

  • Deadline and next steps

    Contest opens: Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10 a.m.
    Submission deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 5 p.m.

    If you plan to enter the contest, please contact gradstudies@uoit.ca as soon as possible so we can follow up with you about your story. SGPS and ORS will provide technical and training support to interested participants.