Jan Carrie, Vice President Education at North Island College, was recently notified that North Island College has met all the Tri-Council eligibility requirements for potential research grant funding through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
SSHRC is the federal agency that promotes and supports research and training in the humanities and social sciences. The designation of North Island College as a SSHRC-eligible institution means its researchers are now able to apply for a broader range of the grants, scholarships, and fellowships distributed annually by the Tri-Council.
As the major federal sources of funds for research and scholarships in academic institutions, the Tri-Council ,which consists of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research , the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), is committed to the highest standards of integrity in research and scholarship.
These grants provide stable support for long-term research initiatives, enabling scholars to address complex issues pertaining to individuals and societies, and to further our collective understanding. The potential benefits to various schools across the college are numerous.
“The ability to access SSHRC funding will enable us to participate in research and engage community partners,” Carrie says.