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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) – Connection Grants

Research Admin Offices:


Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


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


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 justify the need for the higher amount, as well as provide evidence the entire award can be managed within the one-year timeframe. Proposed outreach activities must be designed to engage a broader public in social sciences and humanities 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.


Applicants must request a minimum of $7,000. 


  • Faculty of Humanities


  • Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)


Internal Deadline:

April 24, 2024

Sponsor Deadline:

May 1, 2024

Additional Dates:

  • NOI - ASAP -
  • Draft Application - April 10, 2024


SSHRC has established the following deadlines for Connection Grant competitions:  February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.

Connection Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Research Partnerships program. 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 engage with participants on research issues they  value. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant can often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects.

Additional Program Information:

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.


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.


Additional Details.


For more information and on how to apply, contact Amanda Graveline, Senior Advisor.