Research Mobilization, Creation & Innovation Grants for SSHRC-Related Research

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Research Mobilization, Creation & Innovation Grants for SSHRC-Related Research are designed to support innovative and creative knowledge mobilization and research creation activities in the social sciences, arts and humanities. The intended outcomes are three-fold:

  1. To enhance the dissemination, exchange, and engagement of knowledge within and/or beyond academia;
  2. To enhance research creation activity at Western; and
  3. To broaden faculty researchers’ experience developing published and/or creative outputs that may contribute to competitive future grant applications.

Valued at a maximum of $7,500 (CDN), funds are intended to support a new research creation activity or the development of a knowledge mobilization activity that cannot be accomplished with funding currently available to the faculty researcher or through other internal research funding opportunities.

Specific objectives include:

  • To develop innovative and creative knowledge mobilization activities/outputs;
  • To support new research creation activities;
  • To build capacity by supporting individuals who can lead and champion knowledge mobilization and/or research creation;
  • To improve uptake, application, and influence of SSHRC-related research;
  • To enhance Western's engagement in and capacity for research creation; and
  • To enhance the visibility of Western’s SSHRC-related research and researchers.

Please review the Knowledge Mobilization and Creation Grant guide to understand the types of research that can be supported by this grant (Western ID & password required).

Applicants are encouraged to work with a student hired from a Western SSHRC-related faculty (Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Education, Ivey School of Business, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Faculty of Social Science, Don Wright Faculty of Music) in the knowledge mobilization or research creation activity.

Please fill out an Expression of Interest form to let us know your interest in applying. We will use this information to connect with you to offer support with your application.

Program Details


Please consult the guidelines for further information


Important Dates

Date Deadline
April 19, 2023 Launch
May 24, 2023 ROLA submission deadline
May 31, 2023 before or by 3 p.m. EST Application submission to the online submission portal
July 1, 2023 Anticipated Project Start Date
June 30, 2024 Project End Date
September 30, 2024 Final Summary of Activity & Impact Report deadline


Applications are to be submitted via the online form no later than May 31 by 3:00pm (EDT)

The application should include, in a single document (Word or PDF):

  • Application form;
  • Research proposal (maximum 2 pages) consisting of:
    • Objectives of the research, context of the knowledge mobilization or research creation activity, description of the planned activity or target academic and/or non-academic knowledge users and audiences;
    • HQP role(s) (students, emerging scholars, and other HQP) (if applicable);
    • Description of expected outcomes of the knowledge mobilization/research creation activity;
    • Description of innovative and creative aspects of the KMb/research creation activity and impact on PI’s research profile; and
    • Timeline for execution of proposed project
    • Equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization considerations within the research, research team, HQP, and/or as part of the KMb plan
  • An appendix containing any references or diagrams. For research creation projects, support materials (e.g., website links to provide samples of artistic work that illustrate your qualifications and/or the nature of your proposed research creation, titles/dates of creation/production and brief context for the works etc.) may be included (maximum 1 page);
  • A detailed budget justification (maximum 1 page); and
  • Abbreviated narrative CV(s) of the PI and Co-Investigators (maximum 2 pages per applicant).

All applications require a ROLA proposal to be submitted by the deadline date

Western Research, in consultation with an Associate Vice-President (Research), reserves the right to exclude from competition any submissions that are incomplete or inconsistent. Excluded applications will not be presented to reviewers for consideration.


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Please fill out an Expression of Interest form to let us know your interest in applying. We will use this information to connect with you to offer support with your application.

All general program questions can be directed to

Application development support can be requested by contacting the following individuals: for Knowledge Mobilization support you can contact Mariam Hayward; for Research Creation support you can contact, Sandrena Raymond, Grants Officer.