Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: $7K - $25K FOR 1 YEAR
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: N/A
Sponsor's: N/A

Subject Areas: Social Science, Humanities

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects potentially eligible for funding through other SSHRC funding opportunities.

Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities that facilitate: disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary exchanges in the humanities and social sciences; scholarly exchanges between those working in the social sciences and humanities and those working in other research fields; intersectoral exchanges between academic researchers in the humanities and social sciences and researchers and practitioners from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors; and/or international research collaboration and scholarly exchanges between researchers, students and non-academic partners from other countries. Connection Grant applications may be submitted by an individual researcher, or by a team of researchers (consisting of the applicant plus one or more co-applicants and/or collaborators). In the case of a team approach, all team members must meet the eligibility criteria specific to their role.

Application Details:

The objectives of the Connection program are to: facilitate the multidirectional flow of social sciences and humanities knowledge among researchers and between the campus and the larger community, in order to enhance intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit, and impact; increase the accessibility and use of social sciences and humanities research knowledge among academic and non-academic audiences; support the building of reciprocal relationships among social sciences and humanities researchers, and between social sciences and humanities researchers and those in a position to either co-create or use research knowledge; support the development of social sciences and humanities research networks and tools designed to facilitate scholarly work; and make such networks and tools more accessible to non-academic audiences.

Particular importance will be placed on applications proposing open-access and open-source approaches to knowledge mobilization. Proposals must also include a plan for the maintenance, lifespan, dissemination and preservation of any resulting digital data. Proposed events and outreach activities must generally take place within 12 months of the date indicated on the notification of award. SSHRC will not fund the full cost of any Connection event or outreach activity.


NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Moxey,Laura

Sponsor Contacts:

P.O. BOX 1610
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada
613 992-3145