Storytellers Contest

Aboriginal Peoples
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Governance and Public Policy
Social Justice


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Memorial Deadline:

External Deadline: Thursday 31st, January 2019


SSHRC has recently launched its annual Storytellers contest, challenging postsecondary students to creatively show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research has an impact on our lives and on our communities.

The contest is open to all students—graduate and undergraduate—enrolled at Canadian postsecondary institutions. Their task is to tell the story, in 3 minutes or 300 words, of a SSHRC-funded research project—their own or a professor’s—taking place at their institution. We will select 25 finalists to receive a $3000 cash prize and specialized training in research communications. For details on this year’s Storytellers contest, please follow us on Twitter, watch the #SSHRCStorytellers hashtag, and visit the SSHRC website.

We encourage you to spread the word to faculty who may wish to encourage a student to profile their SSHRC-funded research. At the following link, you will find various promotional materials:

Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with my colleague Sophie Boudreau ( or 613-992-5129), who is leading this file. Please note that participant questions should be addressed to

Funding Sources

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: December 20, 2018