SSHRC’s New DIGITAL ECONOMY Priority

SSHRC has launched a new Digital Economy priority.   Applicants for SSHRC funding are encouraged to consider this priority area when developing their proposals and considering opportunities for partnerships. See the description here.

Potential Lines of Inquiry

SSHRC has drawn on the knowledge synthesis papers and input to the government’s national consultation on the digital economy to identify the potential lines of inquiry that are most relevant to Canada. Applicants are encouraged to consider these lines of inquiry when developing their proposals and considering opportunities for partnerships. However, potential lines of inquiry are provided to raise awareness of critical issues that require research, and not to constrain creativity.

The following lines of inquiry reflect the research interests of academics; policy-makers and regulatory agencies at all levels of government; business and industry stakeholders; educators; social advocacy groups; the legal community; and private citizens. Opportunities for collaboration exist for researchers and federal government departments with a special interest in one or more of these topics.

  1. Capacity to innovate using digital technologies
  2. Building a world-class digital infrastructure
  3. Growing the information and communications technology industry
  4. Creating Canada’s digital content advantage
  5. Building digital skills for tomorrow
  6. Research in the digital era

Applicants whose proposals are relevant to this Digital Economy priority area are invited to indicate this in their applications.

Current opportunities are:

  1. Partnership Development Grants (through the Insight and Connection programs)
  2. Partnership Grants (through the Insight and Connection programs)
  3. Insight Development Grants
  4. Insight Grants
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