SSHRC Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative
SSHRC's Race, Gender and Diversity Initiatives are designed to support community-based and community-led research partnerships with postsecondary institutions that are grounded in the lived experience of underrepresented or disadvantaged groups and that analyze the causes and persistence of systemic racism and discrimination.
The ultimate purpose of this initiative is to support partnership research and related activities to meet the needs of organizations working toward removing barriers and disparities for women; First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples; Black, Asian and other racialized peoples; people living with disabilities (both visible and invisible); LGBTQ2+ people; religious minorities; and others marginalized on the basis of their ethnicity and other identity factors.
Grants offered under the Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative are valued at up to $80,000 annually for the first two years and up to $290,000 in the third year, for an overall total maximum of $450,000. A two-year automatic grant extension without additional funding is also available under this strategic initiative.
For more information about eligibility, the application process, and evaluation criteria, please visit SSHRC's program page.
Application Process at Western
|Date||What is Required?|
|October 1, 2021||Internal NOI submission|
November 1, 2021
|Complete draft submitted via email to Mariam Hayward for review|
November 8, 2021
|Western ROLA Proposal + (draft) Application Deadline (Mandatory)
|November 15, 2021
By/before 2PM EST
|Applications must be ‘submitted’ in the SSHRC Web-based forms by/before 2PM EST to allow time Western 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. Following internal review and approvals, Western Research 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.
- Initiative Announcement Press Release
- Funding Information Page
- SSHRC-led Webinars on how to apply
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research at Western
- Knowledged Exchange and Impact in Research at Western
For more information, or questions relating to the SSHRC Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative, please email Mariam Hayward, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Manager.