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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) – Partnership Engage Grants

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


Partnership Engage Grants are valued at $7,000 to $25,000 over one year.


  • DeGroote School of Business
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Health Sciences


  • Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)


Internal Deadline:

December 7, 2022

Sponsor Deadline:

December 15, 2022

Additional Dates:

  • ROADS Draft Application - November 23, 2022
  • ROADS Final Application - December 7, 2022


The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is now accepting applications for the Partnership Engage Grants competition. SSHRC has established the following deadlines for Partnership Engage Grant competitions: September 15, December 15, March 15 and June 15.

* Note: If a deadline falls on a weekend or a Canadian public holiday, the online application system will remain open until 8 p.m. (eastern) on the next business day.

Partnership Engage Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program and the Connection program. Please note that Partnership Engage Grants cannot respond exclusively to the objectives of the Connection program. They provide short?term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision?making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not?for?profit sector. The small?scale, stakeholder?driven partnerships supported through the Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non?academic sectors.

SSHRC welcomes applications involving Indigenous research, as well as those involving research-creation.

For tools and resources to assist in the planning and implementation of your partnership, see SSHRC’s Partnerships Tool-Kit.

Additional Program Information:

Partner organizations:
Only one Canadian or international organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector can be involved as a partner organization. Postsecondary institutions and scholarly associations are not eligible as partner organizations. Organizations collaborating with postsecondary institutions (e.g., Network) can be considered eligible as long as they are a separate entity from the postsecondary institution (i.e., a stand-alone organization in the non-profit, private or public sector). The partner organization must be at arm’s length (independent) from the academic institution and the applicant.

PLEASE NOTE a partner organization is not at arm’s length if the applicant:
• Has an ownership position in the partner organization.
• Is employed by the partner organization in any role, whether salaried or not.
• Is a member of a governing board of the partner organization.
• Is related (i.e., connected by blood relationship, marriage or common-law partnership or adoption) to a person who controls, or who Is a member of a governing board that controls, the partner organization.

The partner organization must be under the effective day-to-day management control of someone other than the postsecondary institution, applicant, co-applicant(s) or other participant with financial authority on the grant (in a private sector organization this precludes these individuals from holding key executive positions, such as president, CEO, chief scientific officer or vice-president R&D).

While cash and/or in-kind contributions are not mandatory, partner organizations are expected to support the activities of the partnership through these contributions.

Researchers involved in formal partnerships that have more than one partner organization are encouraged to apply for Partnership Development Grants or Partnership Grants.

Types of partnerships:
Following are some possible formal partnership approaches. Applicants are in no way limited to these approaches and are welcome to combine some of the features described below.
• Cross-sector co-creation of knowledge and understanding: Partnerships to foster innovative research, training and the co-creation of new knowledge on critical issues of intellectual, social, economic and cultural significance.
• Partnered knowledge mobilization: Partnerships designed to synthesize, apply and mobilize new and existing social sciences and humanities research knowledge in accessible ways to build institutional capacity and to increase the national and international impact and stature of Canadian research.


Proposals can involve any disciplines, thematic areas, approaches or subject areas eligible for SSHRC funding. See subject matter eligibility for more information.


Application/Nomination Process:

If you intend to submit an application, please contact Amanda Graveline, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS, as soon as possible.
• ROADS will submit the application to SSHRC by 4:30 pm on December 15, 2022.


Additional Details.


Amanda Graveline