SSHRC Partnership Grants - Stage 2
The Partnership Grant Program is a two-stage application process. Those invited to submit a Stage 2 Partnership Grant application will have submitted a successful Stage 1 application. Information provided here offers a general overview of SSHRC’s Partnership Program. Please contact Research Development for more information.
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Partnerships must advance research and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, as well as through resources, as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions. Partner organizations may be Canadian or international institutions or organizations (public, private, not‑for‑profit) of any type. Proposals must meet the objectives outlined in one of the following programs, or may include a combination of the two programs:
- The application (by invitation) is completed on SSHRC’s website (Web CV, application and instructions are located here). The application consists of online forms and text documents that are uploaded to the application in the system.
- Partners and participants (co-applicants and collaborators) must create a SSHRC User ID in order to accept the online invitation that will be generated when they are added to the proposal. This includes the creation of a SSHRC CV in most cases. It is important to advise your partners and participants of these requirements, particularly those who are unfamiliar with SSHRC and its online application system. Please plan enough time in advance to complete these activities.
- Western lead applicants, and co-applicants on another institution's application (inter-institutional applicants), must complete a ROLA proposal online.
- Applicants are encouraged to present a compelling proposal that explains the need for a partnership approach for the proposed project. Details of the partnership are to be included in a formal partnership document. This document can be created in a variety of formats and a Research Development Officer (RDO) can advise PIs on this requirement. Applicants must include a robust plan for knowledge dissemination and mobilization to all current and potential stakeholders.
- By the mid-term of a Partnership Grant, teams must have secured 35% in matching cash and/or in-kind contributions to the total amount funded by SSHRC.
- Co-applicants and participants can be from all sectors: academic, government, community-based organizations, industry, domestic and international.
- Partners must provide a letter of support that explains their interest and role in the project and any commitments of cash or in-kind support they are offering (if applicable).
- A well-developed plan for training students is essential.
- The proposal must present a governing structure for managing the project and its various activities.
Specific deadlines to be announced in future communications from Western Research.
A Western Research RDO will complete an administrative review of the application to confirm eligibility of the Western applicant and any Western co-applicants. In addition, we will review your application to confirm all cash/in- kind contributions. Once complete, we will submit your application to SSHRC.
For Western internal invited applicants, Western Research provides services and supports to strengthen proposals as they are developed, including editorial review and written feedback. A RDO works with applicants to identify the support required, and develop a suitable timeline in order to provide those services. Please contact Research Development to discuss timing.
- Partnership Grants Stage 2 Program Page
- SSHRC Partnerships Grant—An Overview
- Frequently Asked Questions about Partnership Development Grants and Partnership Grants
- SSHRC Guidelines for Cash and In-Kind Contributions
- Guidelines for Effective Research Training
- Upcoming SSHRC PG Webinar Information (TBD)
For more information, please contact Deanne van Tol, Research Development Officer.