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SSHRC Storytellers Student Challenge

SSHRC’s Storytellers Challenge asks postsecondary students (undergraduate and graduate) to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future for the better.

Tell SSHRC about a great SSHRC-funded project happening at your postsecondary institution. Your story must be compelling, creative and clear.

Create a three-minute video or audio clip, or 300-word text or infographic.

Feature your own research or a supervisor’s (make sure you get permission).

Workshop lineup:

Competition details

Get to know the SSHRC Storytellers Challenge.


Learn how to tell an award-winning story.


Discover resources available on campus to help you create your entry.


The top 25 submissions receive $3,000.

The top 25 finalists attend a special research communications workshop and present their stories to a live audience at the Storytellers Showcase at Congress 2023 (Toronto), for a chance to be a final five winner and win an additional $1,000.

Engagement Prize of $1,000 for the top 25 Finalist with the most creative and consistent promotion of the Challenge.


The deadline to submit your story is Monday, January 30, 2023, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern).


Any questions about the Storytellers Challenge or workshop? Email the Knowledge Engagement team