August 2018
Federation 2019 budget submission
The Federation has submitted its key recommendations for the federal 2019 budget. We are recommending that the government increase funding for the humanities and social sciences, improve support for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, expand work-integrated learning opportunities, and improve post-secondary access and success for Indigenous peoples. Read our full submission .
Research consultations closing Aug 27
The federal government is seeking input on several important questions affecting the research community, and there is a very short window to participate. Share your insights on a new $275-million tri-agency fund, new equity and diversity initiatives and supports for early-career researchers, before August 27.
Have your 
say  on data management 
Canada's major research funders have developed a new data management policy and are welcoming feedback until August 31. This policy will affect many aspects of how research data is collected, stored, and used for years to come. HSS scholars are encouraged to share their thoughts to ensure that the policy reflects our community's unique needs.
Indigenous Research Capacity & Reconciliation Grants
The launch of the new tri-agency  Indigenous Research Capacity & Reconciliation - Connection Grants invites  proposals from applicants affiliated with First Nations, Métis and Inuit not-for-profit organizations or any discipline in the Canadian PSE system. The deadline to submit your application is September 6.
Help improve equity in research
The federal government is launching a new program designed to improve equity and diversity in the research community, modeled after the U.K.'s Athena SWAN program. The program designers are seeking input from the research community this fall. Learn more about how to participate in a workshop or about how to submit your ideas in writing.
Federation news & events
Remembering Terry
Over the course of the summer, the Federation came together to celebrate the life of cherished colleague Terry D'Angelo, Director of Congress & Events. Terry was well known in the community as she had shared her skills, energy and kindness with the Federation for the past 6 years. We will forever be grateful for all of her contributions to the team and to #congressh itself. Terry, you will always be in our hearts. Read the Federation's commemorative blog .

Welcoming a new Director
The Federation is happy to welcome a new member to its senior management team. Brenda Dashney has joined the Federation as its Director of Business Operations. The Federation is pleased to have Brenda on board and extends its warmest welcome!
Reconciliation and Canada Prizes videos on website
You can now watch #congressh 2018 sessions online. Catch sessions on the  role of scholarly associations in advancing reconciliation,  on the  recruitment & retention of Indigenous faculty , or take in the Canada Prizes awards ceremony and interviews . Make sure to also check out the inspiring lectures in the Big Thinking  series!
Bookmark it! blog
Each month our Bookmark it! blog series profiles books that are significant to Canadian culture, society and research. Read the latest, on  Panser le Canada : une histoire intellectuelle de la commission Laurendeau-Dunton, 1963-1971 by Valérie Lapointe-Gagnon , about the Laurendeau-Dunton commission.
Thinking about War
Read the Federation's newest blog, Thinking about War. This blog offers the perspective of a Congress 2018 participant on this year's  Big Thinking lecture entitled Thinking about War with Margaret MacMillan, C.C. organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the University of Regina Members of the university research community are invited to make guest blog submissions on issues relating to the well-being of the humanities and social sciences research and learning enterprise in Canada.

Congress 2019 planning begins
The Congress 2019 team is already working full speed on bringing you another unforgettable #congreSSH experience! More than 70 association conference organizers will meet with the Federation and University of British Columbia on September 26 for a planning meeting to officially kick off the planning process.  Stay tuned   as Congress 2019 takes shape! And check back to see other  Congress 2018 highlights   you may have missed! 
Upcoming events
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