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Partnership Engage Grants │ Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


$7,000 to $25,000 for 1 year


Partnership Engage Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program and the Connection program. However, Partnership Engage Grants cannot respond exclusively to the objectives of the Connection program.

These grants 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 Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors.

Eligible Applicants


  • Applications may be submitted by an individual researcher or a team of researchers (consisting of one applicant and one or more co-applicants and/or collaborators).
  • Applicants must be affiliated with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution at the time of application.
  • Applicants who have received a SSHRC grant of any type but have failed to submit an achievement report by the deadline specified in their Notice of Award are not eligible to apply for another SSHRC grant until they have submitted the report.
  • Postdoctoral researchers are eligible to be applicants if they have formally established an affiliation with an eligible institution at the time of application, and maintain such an affiliation for the duration of the grant period.
  • Students are not eligible for applicant or co-applicant status on a Partnership Engage Grant.


  • Grant funds can only be administered by an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution. Institutions proposing to administer a grant awarded under this funding opportunity must hold or obtain institutional eligibility.
  • Institutions must contact Corporate Strategy and Performance to begin the institutional eligibility application process, or if they have questions about institutional eligibility.


  • An individual is eligible to be a co-applicant if they are formally affiliated with any of the following:
    • Canadian: Eligible postsecondary institution; not-for-profit organization; philanthropic foundation; think tank; or municipal, territorial or provincial government.
    • International: Postsecondary institution.
  • Postdoctoral researchers who are affiliated with a postsecondary institution are eligible to be co-applicants.


  • Any individual who makes a significant contribution to the project is eligible to be a collaborator. Collaborators do not need to be affiliated with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution.
  • Individuals from the private sector or federal government can only participate as collaborators.

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, as well as any organization or association affiliated with or servicing them, are not eligible as partner organizations.
  • Partner organizations are expected to support the activities of the partnership through cash and/or in-kind contributions.
  • Researchers involved in formal partnerships that have more than one partner organization are encouraged to apply for Partnership Development Grants or Partnership Grants.

Eligible Expenses

SSHRC collaborates with organizations from across the not-for-profit, private and public sectors to support and promote training, research and connection activities in the social sciences and humanities.

Grant funds cannot be used to provide salaries or stipends to applicants, co-applicants or collaborators, regardless of an individual’s eligibility to apply for grants. Grant funds cannot be used to provide salaries or stipends to the grantee or to other persons whose status would make them eligible to apply for grants from the agency.

Deadline Date

  September 15, December 15, March 15 and June 15 (Annual)
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