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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council(SSHRC)

Insight Grants (Click here)

Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for long-term research initiatives of three to five years.

Value:                                         From $7,000 to $500,000

Duration:                                     From 3 to 5 years

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Apply:                                          Application form and instructions

The objectives of Insight Grants are to:

  • build knowledge and understanding from disciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or cross-sector perspectives through support for the best researchers;
  • support new approaches to research on complex and important topics, including those that transcend the capacity of any one scholar, institution or discipline;
  • provide a high-quality research training experience for students;
  • fund research expertise that relates to societal challenges and opportunities; and
  • mobilize research knowledge, to and from academic and non-academic audiences, with the potential to lead to intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit and impact.


Connection Grants (Click here)

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 proposals are expected to meet the objectives of the Connection program.

Value:                      $7,000 to $25,000 for events, and up to $50,000 for other outreach
                               activities; higher amounts for outreach activities may be considered if
                               well justified

Duration:                   1 year (no automatic extensions)

Application deadline:    Continuous intake

Results announced:      Normally within 16 weeks from the date that SSHRC confirms receipt of the

Apply:                       Web CV, application and instructions


Partnership Development Grant (Click here)

Partnership Development Grants provide support to:

  • develop research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and new scholars, by fostering new partnerships for research and related activities involving existing and/or potential partners; or
  • design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.

Value:                                 From $75,000 to $200,000

Duration:                             From 1 to 3 years

Apply:                                 Application form and instructions


Aid to Scholarly Journals (Click here)

The Aid to Scholarly Journals funding opportunity’s goal is to increase dissemination, access to, and readership for original research results in the social sciences and humanities, through Canadian scholarly journals. It also assists journals as they seek to take advantage of advances in digital technologies.

Aid to Scholarly Journals grants are awarded to help defray the costs of publishing scholarly articles, to assist with distribution costs, and to support journal organizations in transitioning to and maintaining digital formats.

Value:                                  Up to $30,000 per year

Duration:                              3 years

Apply:                                  Web CV, application and instructions