SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants & Residential Schools Joint Initiative – June 2022

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Partnership Engage Grants (PEG) provide short-term and timely support so that academic researchers can partner with organizations from the public, private or not-for-profit sector in research activities that will inform the decision-making of that single partner.

Amount: $7,000 – $25,000 (over one year); up to $50,000 for Residential Schools Joint Initiative (see below)

Faculty Research Office: 1 week prior to SSHRC deadline. (If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least two weeks – contact Karen Kueneman)
Western Research: 1 week prior to SSHRC deadline
SSHRC: June 15; Upcoming deadlines: September 15; December 15; March 15

Description: The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. In addressing an organization-specific need, challenge and/or opportunity, these partnerships let non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest. They are designed for a single partner organization. Partnership Engage Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of SSHRC’s Insight and  Connection programs.

Eligibility: Applicants must hold an eligible academic research appointment at Western.

Residential Schools Joint Initiative (RSJI): The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) are partnering to offer a unique opportunity to support Indigenous communities in their decision-making processes, research, and actions regarding residential schools sites in Canada. This NCTR-SSHRC joint initiative is taking the form of a one-time Partnership Engage Grant (PEG) on residential schools; the PEG RSJI follows PEG regular eligibility criteria and aims to support projects presented by a researcher and responding to a community’s need for either planning, discussions, archival work, or storytelling prior to, or in addition to, excavations or identifications on residential school sites in Canada. Projects can also focus on ground exploration, identification of sites and remains, repatriation of missing children from residential schools in Canada or pertain to the mapping and preservation of these sites, as judged appropriate by the community. SSHRC is committed to invest up to $1M over the June 2022 PEG competition to support residential schools related projects. Grants are valued at a maximum amount of $50K per project for a duration of one year.
More information on the RSJI…

More information on PEG and applications…   Full Applications are to be processed through Western Research and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA.

*Only one organization may be involved as a partner organization.
*Individuals may apply for only one Partnership Engage Grant per calendar year.
*Researchers can submit only one application to either Partnership Engage Grants or the PEG RSJI in the same competition (e.g., June 2022). However, the following exceptions apply:

  • researchers who have already submitted a Partnership Engage Grants application in the current calendar year are still eligible to apply for a PEG RSJI grant; and
  • researchers can hold one Partnership Engage Grant (but not for the June 2022 competition), multiple Partnership Engage Grant COVID-19 Special Initiative awards and a PEG RSJI simultaneously.

Please contact Karen Kueneman if you intend to apply.

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