Western Strategic Support for SSHRC Success Program

Funded by Western Research, the Western Strategic Support (WSS) for SSHRC Success program offers two funding opportunities identified as the Seed and Open grants. These grants are targeted at all researchers who are pursuing SSHRC-related research. The intent of these grants is to offer critical, one-time funding to support an individual investigator’s research activities for the subsequent development of strong, competitive submissions to external, peer-reviewed research sponsors.

The merit of each proposal will be assessed by the Social Science & Humanities Review Board (SSHRB) on innovation, impact, deliverables (both long- and short-term), proposed methodology, HQP training plan and proposed budget. Successful applicants are expected to develop and submit competitive research proposals to a SSHRC competition within two years of the award’s start date. Scroll down for application form and instructions. Indirect costs are not supported by this program.

WSS for SSHRC Success Seed & Open Grants 

Program Guidelines

Application Forms

Important Dates

Dean's Deadline consult Faculty Research Office
ROLA Proposal Deadline November 8, 2022
Application Deadline November 15, 2022 (3:00pm ET)


  • Internal program applications must be accompanied by a completed ROLA Proposal, must be reviewed and approved by Department Chair and Faculty Dean, and must be recieved by the Western Research Internal Grants submission portal before the posted deadline. All submissions will be adjudicated by appointed members of Western's Social Sciences & Humanities Review Board (SSHRB).


  • Within three months of the termination of the award, awardees must complete a final report. Final reports are submitted using the online form.


Internal competitions are administered by Western Research Internal Grants.

For more information please contact intgrant@uwo.ca.