Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
08/01/19 8:00 PM ET
Grants of up to $25,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to Canada nonprofit organizations, post-secondary institutions, and qualifying individuals for outreach activities and events that engage audiences in the social sciences and humanities research. Funding is intended to support targeted, short-term knowledge mobilization efforts. Eligible activities and events represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and 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. Projects may occur in Canada or abroad.
Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes, or other events or outreach activities that facilitate:
- Disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary exchanges in the humanities and social sciences;
- Scholarly exchanges between those working in the social sciences and humanities and those working in other research fields;
- Intersectoral exchanges between academic researchers in the humanities and social sciences and researchers and practitioners from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors; and/or
- International research collaboration and scholarly exchanges with researchers, students and non-academic partners from other countries.
Events are short-term activities that are usually completed in a week or less (e.g., a two-day conference or a one-week workshop). The bulk of the activities will happen within this short period. As part of the overall proposal, applicants may request support for longer-term activities directly related to the event (e.g., developing proceedings, publications or reports, or other forms of knowledge synthesis).
Proposed events may be:
- Face-to-face or involve virtual interaction;
- Discipline-specific, or cross-disciplinary and/or cross-sectoral; and
- Open- or closed-invitation.
Outreach activities must be designed to engage a broader public in humanities and social sciences knowledge through one or a combination of the following: knowledge dissemination, transfer, brokering, translation, synthesis, exchange, networking or co-creation beyond what would typically be achieved through an event. Proposed activities may include, but are not limited to:
- Adaptation (including translation, e.g., into French, English or Indigenous languages) of texts or presentations for the purpose of broader knowledge mobilization to different audiences;
- Development of policy briefs, knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews;
- Development of articles for print or online publication in newspapers or weekly or monthly magazines—whether specialized or general interest;
- Virtual networking;
- Media events (such as television/radio presentations);
- Summer schools/institutes;
- Speaker series;
- Public debates;
- Artistic exhibits, performances or festivals;
- Development/use of interactive technologies, audio-visual products or software; and/or
- Development/use of educational aids, instruments or equipment.
Additional information about Subject Matter Eligibility can be found here:
As part of the current Connection Grants competition, SSHRC is offering special Connection Grants to help the Canadian social sciences and humanities research community strengthen its capacity for data management. This Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative offers the research community (e.g., disciplinary and professional associations; institutions; and individual researchers) Connection Grants to support the development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills appropriate to their field. Applications to this initiative will be subject to the same evaluation criteria and scoring scheme common to all other Connection Grants. However, applicants must show how their project addresses the initiative’s specific goals. For additional information, see: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/data_management-gestion_des_donnees-eng.aspx
GrantWatch ID#: 180893
For Connection Grants supporting events, the maximum value is $25,000 over one year. The minimum request required is $7,000.
For Connection Grants supporting outreach activities, SSHRC is willing to consider amounts higher than $50,000, although such applications must satisfactorily justify the need for the higher amount, as well as provide evidence that the entire award can be managed within the one-year timeframe.
All activities must take place within 12 months of the start date indicated on the notice of decision.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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