SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants


SSHRC's Partnership Engage Grants are 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

Date What is Required?

June 8, 2020
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
June 15, 2020
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. Successful applicants will be notified approximately 8-9 weeks after submission of the application.

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.

Additional Competition Information


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