SSHRC Partnership Grants – Stage One

SSHRC has launched the February 2020 Partnership Grants-Stage One competition.

Partnership Grants provide support for new and existing formal partnerships to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership. These grants are intended for large teams working in formal collaboration between post-secondary institutions and/or organizations of various types.

Deadlines (Stage 1):
Faculty Research Office:   at least 3-4 weeks before agency deadline if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman
Research Development & Services:

January 29, 3:00 pm: Institutional Letters of Support
January 31: draft proposal
February 7: full application pdf
February 12: ROLA
February 13, 12:00 pm: full application to be submitted
SSHRC (stage 1): February 17, 2019 – Research Western will submit to SSHRC

Amount: Partnership Grants involve a two-stage application process. Stage 1 awards grants valued up to $20,000 to applicants invited to prepare a Formal Application (Stage 2).  The value of awards at the Stage 2 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.

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.

More Information and Assistance:

  • See Research Western’s web page for more information on internal requirements.
  • Upcoming Webinar
  • Please contact Karen Kueneman,, immediately if you intend to apply.
  • Questions about the SSHRC Partnership Grants program can also be directed to Elizabeth Russell-Minda, Research Development Officer, Research Western (, ext 88701).

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About the Author

Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall