SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

SSHRC's Partnership Engage Grants are designed to address the short-term needs, challenges and opportunities of researchers and institutions. These grants are meant for a researcher and a single partner organization from the not-for-profit, public or private sector, and put a strong emphasis on the relevance to, and involvement of, partner organizations. With a streamlined application process, they offer a quicker adjudication period and lighter administrative requirements. They have a value of between $7,000 and $25,000 and 4 competitions are held per year.

 Application Process at Western

Date What is Required?

1 week before sponsor deadline
By/before 2PM EST

Western ROLA Proposal + (draft) Application Deadline (Mandatory)
  • ROLA proposal submitted for internal e-approval
  • In the SSHRC Wed-based forms portal, "submit" your application for administrative review. Western Research will return applications from the system for final editing, as required. 
Sept 15/Dec 15/Mar 15/Jun 15 
By/before 2PM EST
Applications must be "submitted" in the SSHRC Web-based forms by/before 2PM EST to allow Western Research enough time 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.

Partner Organizations
. Only one Canadian or international organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector can be involved as a partner organization. Postsecondary institutions, including organizations or associations affiliated with them, and scholarly associations are not eligible as partner organizations.

Partner organizations are expected to support the activities of the partnership through cash and/or in-kind contributions.

Additional Competition Information


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