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 Office:  1 week prior to agency deadline (2-3 weeks if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services:
at least 5 days prior to agency deadline (additional deadlines will be posted)
SSHRC: February 15, 2017

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.

New for the 2017 competition: An invitation process has been introduced to invite co-applicants and collaborators to participate in the application. Note that participants do not complete SSHRC CVs at the Letter of Intent stage.

Information Webinar: SSHRC will be hosting a webinar on October 19, 2016 to provide information and answer questions about this funding opportunity.  For more details, consult upcoming webinars at SSHRC

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

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Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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