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SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Research Admin Offices:


Funding Type:



$7,000 – $25,000 over one year


  • Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities



Internal Deadline:


Sponsor Deadline:

September 15, 2020


Partnership Engage Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program and 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 also recently launched the Partnership Engage Grants COVID-19 Special Initiative to provide short-term and timely support for small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships on COVID-19 crisis related issues, challenges and impacts.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges globally. While much needed focus to date has been on developing and testing effective countermeasures to control the spread of the virus, examining the longer-term impacts of the pandemic—and the ensuing economic slowdown—on individuals, businesses and communities is just as important.

SSHRC encourages projects in, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Understanding the differentiated social impacts of a pandemic, like COVID-19, using gender-based analysis, or by analyzing its political and economic effects at a regional, national or global scale.
  • Designing and implementing effective and equitable recovery measures, such as fiscal and monetary policies, supply chain management measures, and social protection and employment creation initiatives.
  • Building longer-term resilience and disaster preparedness, for instance, by learning from Indigenous knowledge systems, developing new emergency, public communication and work environment plans, or by rethinking communal and pedagogical approaches, artistic models and rituals.

Application/Nomination Process:


Internal Notice of Intent

Draft Application

Final Application

21 July

28 August

07 September

Sponsor Full Application 15 September


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

Additional information regarding the Partnership Engage Grants COVID-19 Special Initiative can be found on the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) website.



Christina Pellegrini