Research Western

SSHRC Partnership Grants - Stage 2

The Partnership Grant Program is a two-stage application process. Those invited to submit a Full Proposal (Stage 2) will have submitted a successful Letter of Intent (Stage 1). Information provided here offers a general overview of SSHRC’s Partnership Program. Researchers who are seriously considering applying to this program should contact Elizabeth Russell-Minda well ahead of time to discuss their strategy and plans.

Value & Duration

Value & Duration
  • Stage 2: Formal Application (by invitation)
  •  Maximum $500,000 per year, up to $2.5 million in total
Duration
  • 4-7 years
Sponsor Deadline
  • November 1, 2017

Program Overview

Partnerships must advance research and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, as well as through resources, as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions. Partner organizations may be Canadian or international institutions or organizations (public, private, not‑for‑profit) of any type. Proposals must meet the objectives outlined in one of the following programs, or may include a combination of the two programs:

Insight Connection
  • To build knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world by supporting research excellence in all subject areas eligible for funding from SSHRC.
  • To realize the potential of social sciences and humanities research for intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit and impact on and beyond the campus by supporting specific activities and tools that facilitate the multidirectional flow of research knowledge.

Application Process

  • The application (by invitation) is completed on SSHRC’s website (Web CV, application and instructions are located here). The application consists of online forms and text documents that are uploaded to the application in the system.
  • Partners and participants (co-applicants and collaborators) must create a SSHRC User ID in order to accept the online invitation that will be generated when they are added to the proposal.  This includes the creation of a SSHRC CV in most cases. It is important to advise your partners and participants of this requirement, particularly those who are unfamiliar with SSHRC and its online application system. Please plan enough time in advance to complete these activities.
  • Western applicants must complete a ROLA proposal online.

Specific Requirements

  • Applicants are encouraged to present a compelling proposal that explains the need for a partnership approach for the proposed project. Details of the partnership are to be included in a formal partnership document. This document can be created in a variety of formats and RDS can advise PIs on this requirement. Applicants must include a robust plan for knowledge dissemination and mobilization to all current and potential stakeholders.
  • By the mid-term of a Partnership Grant, teams must have secured 35% in matching cash and/or in-kind contributions to the total amount funded by SSHRC.
  • Co-applicants and participants can be from all sectors:  academic, government, community-based organizations, industry, domestic and international.
  • Partners must provide a letter of support that explains their interest and role in the project and any commitments of cash or in-kind support they are offering (if applicable).
  • A well-developed plan for training students is essential.
  • The proposal must present a governing structure for managing the project and its various activities.

Important Dates

October 19, 2017
  • Submit your proposal for review and feedback from RDS Research Development Officer.
October 23, 2017
  • Submit draft letters of support for institutional approval. Department or Faculty commitments will be documented in your letter of support from Western.
  • If your department or faculty is making commitments (cash or in-kind) to the proposal (as outlined in letters of support), please provide confirmation in writing by the person authorizing those commitments. The confirmation can be sent by email, letter, or other formal documentation.
October 27, 2017
  • Complete and submit your ROLA proposal. Applications should to be submitted through ROLA in order to obtain departmental (or Faculty) approval. These approvals should be completed prior to the internal deadline.
  • Submit your application via SSHRC’s online system.
November 1, 2017
  • Sponsor deadline

Western’s RDS will complete an administrative review of the application to confirm eligibility of the Western applicant and any Western co-applicants. In addition, we will review your application to confirm all cash/in- kind contributions. Once complete, we will submit your application to SSHRC.

Support & Resources

For Western internal invited applicants, RDS can provide services and supports to strengthen your proposal as it is developed, including editorial review and written feedback. RDS will work with applicants to identify the support required, and develop a suitable timeline in order to provide those services.  Please contact RDS to discuss timing.

Resources

Sample Documents

Additional Resources

Contact

For more information, or questions relating to SSHRC Partnership Grants program, please contact: Elizabeth Russell-Minda, Research Development Officer, 519-661-2111 ext. 88701