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More than $5.8M to support research and talent central to quality of life and innovation

SSHRC funds more than 30 grants through the Partnership and Insight programs


Danelle D’Alvise, Research Communications

September 9, 2016

Dozens of project leaders, co-investigators and collaborators from across five of McMaster’s six Faculties celebrated almost $6M awarded today in an announcement by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science.

More than 30 projects have garnered funding through the Partnership Grants, Partnership Development Grants, Insight Grants and Insight Development Grants programs from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Mike Veall, professor of economics is leading a $2.49M Partnership Grant for a project titled Productivity, Firms and Incomes (read more about that project here).

“Social sciences and humanities researchers help us to understand issues affecting our daily lives and provide evidence for sound policy-making," said Minister Duncan. "The Government of Canada believes that only this broad and holistic approach can lead to true discoveries, innovation and solutions that will help all Canadians, including those who now call Canada home.”

Below are the McMaster project leads awarded funding through an Insight Grant, Insight Development Grant or Partnership Development Grant.

The goal of the Insight program is to build knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world by supporting research excellence in all subject areas eligible for funding from SSHRC.

SSHRC Insight Grants
McMaster received awards totalling $2,211,320
(Insight Grants award projects from $7000 - $400,000 over a period of 3-5 years.)

William Allender (Marketing)
Christina Baade (Communication Studies & Multimedia)
Martin Beckmann (Archeology)
Juanita De Barros (History)
Amanda Grenier (Health, Aging and Society)
Milena Head (Information Systems)
Justin Yiqiang Jin (Accounting)
Alok Johri (Economics)
Manish Kacker (Marketing)
Ivona Kucerova (Linguistics and Languages)
Stephen McBride (Political Science)
Sukhvinder Obi (Psychology)
Tony Porter (Political Science)
Mark Rowe (Religious Studies)
Laurel Trainor (Psychology)

SSHRC Insight Development Grants
McMaster received awards totalling $481,845
The maximum value of an Insight Development Grant is $75,000 over one to two years. A minimum budget of $7,000 in at least one of the years is required

Richard Harris (Geography)
Stephanie Premji (Health, Aging & Society)
Cesar Sosa Padilla (Economics)
Netina Tan (Political Science)

Katherine Boothe (Political Science)
Keith Kinder (Music)
Sukhvinder Obhi (Psychology)
Mohamed Shehata (Accounting)
Hongjin Zhu (Strategic Management)

Partnership Development Grants
McMaster’s PDGs received a total of $645,064
Partnership Development Grants provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships, led by a project director and are valued at $75,000 to $200,000 over one to three years.

Paula Gardner (Communications Studies & Multimedia)
Stephen McBride (Political Science)
Joy MacDermid*(Rehabilitation Sciences)
Allison Williams*(Geography)
*These Partnership Development Grants were awarded through the Healthy and Productive Work initiative (jointly funded by SSHRC and CIHR)