SSHRC Partnership Grants – Stage One – 2022

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SSHRC has launched the February 2022 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:
January 18, 2022 – Letters of Support
January 27, 2022 – Internal review and feedback on draft application
February 3, 2022 – full application for internal review; ROLA due
SSHRC (stage 1): February 10, 2022 – Western Research 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 Project Director 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 Western Research and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA. Applications and instructions are available through the SSHRC website.

More Information and Assistance:

  • See Western Research’s web page for more information on internal requirements.
  • Please contact Karen Kueneman,, immediately if you intend to apply.
  • Questions about the SSHRC Partnership Grants program can also be directed to Deanne van Tol, Research Development Officer, Western Research (

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Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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