This funding opportunity is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) through its Institutional Grants (SIG) program and is administered by Research Western.
Amount: up to $7,000 for 1 year
Faculty Research Office: May 23 (If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least two weeks – contact Karen Kueneman)
Research Western (Internal Grants): June 3 (decision by July)
Description: SSHRC Explore Grants support social sciences and humanities researchers with modest research funding requirements at any stage of career. They allow for small-scale innovation and experimentation by providing funding to develop a research project or conduct pilot work and enable researchers to hire students at any level to participate in their research projects, thereby contributing to their professional development.
Eligibility: Applicants must hold an eligible academic research appointment at Western.
NOTE: Researchers can only submit one application for the Explore Grant competition and one application for the Exchange Grant competition. Eligible researchers may apply for both grants; however only one grant can be awarded per researcher (i.e., a researcher cannot be awarded both an Explore Grant and an Exchange Grant). If a researcher decides to apply for both grants, the review committee reserves the right to decide which grant (if any) will be awarded to that researcher.