SSHRC – Partnership Grants – Letter of Intent

The Partnership Grants – Letter of Intent description and application form are now available on the SSHRC website.

Deadline (Letter of Intent):
Faculty Research Officer ( Same dates as below for Erin Huner
Research Western Deadlines:
Draft of application: January 11th (to Erin Huner for review:
Letter of Institutional support: Hard deadline January 25 (for all applicants and co-applicants. Sent to Erin Huner:
Draft 2 of application: January 26 (to Erin Huner for review:
Final application submitted by applicant in SSHRC System: Hard deadline February 8th
ROLA submitted and Approved by Faculty: Hard deadline February 8th
RD administrative review: February 8-11
RD uploads signed letters of institutional support to SSHRC applications: February 10
RD submits all SSHRC PG LOI applications to SSHRC: February 12
SSHRC: February 15, 2016

Amount: Partnership Grants involve a two-stage application process. The Letter of Intent stage awards grants valued up to $20,000 to applicants invited to prepare a Formal Application.  The value of awards at the second stage is up to $500,000 per year over four to seven years, for a maximum total of up to $2.5 million over seven years.

Description: Partnership Grants provide support to new or existing formal partnerships for initiatives that advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities. Partnership Grants are intended for large teams working in formal collaboration between postsecondary institutions and/or organizations of various types.

Eligibility: A Principal Investigator (PI) must be eligible to hold a research account at Western.  An individual may not, in a calendar year, submit, as applicant (principal investigator/project director), an application for both an Partnership Grant and a Partnership Development Grant.

Note: Partnership Grants require 35% matching  cash and/or in-kind contributions from sources other than SSHRC.

Applications: Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development & Services  and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA. Applications and instructions are available through the SSHRC website.

Please contact Karen Kueneman,, as soon as possible if you intend to apply.

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About the Author

Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall