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The objective of SSHRC Exchange – Scholarly Publications Grant is to support and enhance manuscripts accepted for publication by a press that employs peer-review. The goal of the program is to fund excellence and innovation.

Application Process

Each year there is one SSHRC Exchange – Scholarly Publications Grant competition. A completed SSHRC Exchange – Scholarly Publications Grant application form must be received by ROADS by 4:30pm on the deadline date, October 31st. (Next business day if the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday.)

SSHRC Exchange – Scholarly Publications Grants can be applied retroactively within a 12 month period, e.g. all publication costs between January 1 to December 2020 could be submitted for adjudication in the Fall 2021 applications (with the grant start date of January 1 2022).

Requests for conference attendance and representational activities may NOT be included in a SSHRC Exchange – Scholarly Publications Grant application. A separate Conference Attendance and Representational Activities Grant application must be completed.


The maximum allowable for the SSHRC Explore – Standard Research/Creative & Performing Arts Grant and SSHRC Exchange – Scholarly Publications Grant combined is $7,000 per Researcher per competition Cycle and the award is granted for a period of 24 months beginning January 1st. Any grant funds not used by the end of that period will be returned to the ARB.

Adjudication Process

SSHRC Exchange – Scholarly Publications Grant applications will be assessed for the following:

  • Availability of alternative outlets for publication at lower or zero cost;
  • Overall contribution of the publication to the candidate’s research and publication record; and
  • Applicant’s scholarly contributions relative to the stage of career (e.g., publications, reviews, abstracts, conference presentations over the last five years).

The complete guidelines and application forms:

Final Report Requirement

To be eligible for future ARB funding, researchers who have been awarded ARB SSHRC Explore or Exchange funds previously must submit a final report to ROADS within six months of completing the project.

The Final Report form:

If you have any questions about the ARB, please contact Muriel Gervais, Research Administration Analyst.