Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
07/15/20 8:00 PM ET
Grants to Canada teams of investigators at eligible institutions for high-risk research projects with the potential for high reward. Applicants must submit a notice of intent and a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support large-scale, Canadian-led interdisciplinary research projects that address a major challenge with the potential to realize real and lasting change. The challenge may be fundamental, leading to a scientific breakthrough, or applied, with a social, economic, environmental or health impact.
Transformation stream grants will support projects that:
In the context of the Transformation stream, high risk refers to the novelty of the proposed approach to the challenge. Proposals will have to explain:
Funded proposals must have the potential for high reward to be transformative, High Reward is defined as the potential to create a significant and real change or impact. Applications must explain the anticipated change or impact that is likely to result and its significance. Proposals must also outline the major short-, medium- and long-term changes that are expected, the likelihood of their achievement, and who (or what) will be affected by the changes.
See the URL for Full Text link below for more details on eligible projects.
GrantWatch ID#: 186427
Transformation grants are valued at between $2,000,000 and $4,000,000 per year (including indirect costs). The maximum budget for the direct costs of the research project is $3,200,000 per year, and the minimum budget is $1,600,000.
Applicants must request a budget (value and duration) commensurate with the objectives of the project. Applicants may also add up to 25% of the value of the direct costs of research to cover indirect costs and include this in the total funding request. This portion of the award must be used only to pay for eligible expenses
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