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Western Strategic Support for SSHRC Success

Western's Strategic Support for SSHRC Success program offers three funding opportunities identified as Seed, Bridge and Accelerator grants. These grants are targeted at researchers who are not currently holding external SSHRC funding or are preparing to submit to a higher SSHRC grant value. 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 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.


Internal program applications are processed through Research Development & Services and must be accompanied by a completed ROLA Proposal. All submissions will be adjudicated by appointed members of Western's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Board (SSHRB).


Western Contact:

Fay Harrison, Senior Consultant, Research Development
t: 519-661-2111 ext. 84306