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SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has announced the launch of the Partnership Engage Grants, designed to address the short-term needs, challenges and opportunities of researchers and institutions.

These grants are meant for a researcher and a single partner organization from the not-for-profit, public or private sector, and put a strong emphasis on the relevance to, and involvement of, partner organizations. With a streamlined application process and four competition rounds every year, they offer a quicker adjudication period and lighter administrative requirements. They have a value of between $7,000 and $25,000.

Application Process at Western

The Sponsor deadline to submit applications for the inaugural competition is September 15, 2017; however, internal Western (Research Services and Faculty) deadlines will apply prior to this date.

Successful applicants will be notified in December 2017.

Date What is Required?
Friday, September 8, 2017
By/before 5PM EST
Western RDS ROLA Proposal + (draft) Application Deadline (Mandatory)

  • Each applicant must complete a ROLA Proposal with Chair and Dean approvals
  • Submit an application by email to, and/or submit the application in the SSHRC web-based forms
Friday, September 15, 2017
By/before 2PM EST
  • Applications must be ‘submitted’ in the SSHRC Web-based forms by/before 2PM EST to allow RDS time to forward the application to SSHRC.

The application is accessible via SSHRC’s Web-based Forms.

When you ‘Submit’ an application in the Web-based forms, it goes to Western Research Services.  Following internal review and approvals, Research Services forwards the application to SSHRC before the sponsor deadline.

Co-Applicants, Collaborators and the Partner Organization must be ‘Invited” to the application. To provide enough time for these individuals to ‘Accept’ participation (and supply documents as applicable), please ensure that Invitations are sent well before the above deadlines.

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