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Connection Grants

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Connection Grants supporting events are valued at a minimum of $7,000 to $25,000 over one year.

Connection Grants supporting outreach activities are valued at $7,000 to $50,000 over one year. 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 the entire award can be managed within the one-year timeframe.


  • Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities



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The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is now accepting applications for the Connection Grants competition. Connection Grant proposals support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities that facilitate, and may involve any disciplines, thematic areas, approaches or subject areas eligible for SSHRC funding.

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 between researchers, students and non-academic partners from other countries.

Projects whose primary objective is to conduct research activities (e.g., literature reviews, field work, data collection, interviews) or to develop stand-alone volumes are not eligible for funding under this funding opportunity.

Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative

As part of the Connection Grants funding opportunity, SSHRC will fund at least 10 meritorious proposals per competition 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 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 demonstrate how their project addresses the initiative’s specific goals


Individuals may only be applicant/project director and co-applicant on one active Connection Grant (individual or institutional) at a time.  Furthermore, an applicant/project director may apply for only one Connection Grant per calendar year.

Application/Nomination Process:

If you intend to submit an application, please contact Christina Pellegrini, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS.


Internal Notice of Intent to Apply

Draft Application

14 September

12 October

Sponsor Final Application 26 October



Additional information regarding the Connection Grants Program can be found on the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) website.



Christina Pellegrini, ROADS