2016 SSHRC Impact Awards – Connection Award



The Connection Award recognizes an outstanding SSHRC-funded initiative to facilitate the flow and exchange of research knowledge within and/or beyond the academic community. It is given to an individual or team whose project has engaged the campus and/or wider community, and has generated intellectual, cultural, social and/or economic impacts. In the case of a team project, the nominee must be the applicant for the initiative.

The University of Toronto may only submit one nomination to this award. An advisory committee of U of T representatives from across the social sciences and humanities will review nominations and select the University’s institutional nominee. 

To submit a candidate to the internal review committee for consideration, please send the name of the candidate, the name of the Impact Award that you are proposing them for, the candidate’s CV, and a one-page rationale for why they should be the University’s institutional nominee for this award this year to Shaun Young by 5:00 p.m. February 12, 2016. One candidate will be selected. The VPRI Office will work with the nominator and candidate to develop the full nomination package and solicit strong letters of support and submit the nominations to SSHRC by their deadline of April 8, 2016.

Please note that some Academic Divisions or Departments may set their own internal deadlines and review processes.  Please consult with your Dean’s Office or Departmental Office first if you plan to submit a nomination.

Contact Information

Shaun Young
Special Projects Officer
shaun.young@utoronto.ca | (416) 978-7905

This database lists major national and international awards only. For a more comprehensive listing of awards across disciplines and for all stages of the career, please visit the COS Pivot database when logged into the U of T system. In the advanced search, select “Prizes and Awards” as the funding type.

If you intend to submit a nomination, please notify the award contact as soon as possible. The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation offers guidance on submitting awards nominations, in collaboration with divisional offices and affiliated institutions. In some cases, an internal competition will be held to select an institutional nominee.

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