SSHRC: Aid To Scholarly Journals 2018


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)


Aid to Scholarly Journals grants respond to the objectives of the Connection program. They support Canadian scholarly dissemination by offering a contribution to enable journals to explore innovative activities as well as to help them to defray the costs associated with publishing scholarly articles, digital publishing and journal distribution on Canadian not-for-profit platforms.

Aid to Scholarly Journals grants are meant to:

  • increase dissemination, discoverability and readership of original research results in the social sciences and humanities through Canadian scholarly journals;
  • leverage significant federal investments in digital scholarly publishing infrastructure;
  • assist journals as they seek to take advantage of developments in digital technologies and innovative practices; and
  • encourage the transition to open access models of publishing.


The applicant must be the editor-in-chief of the journal or, in the case of an editorial collective, one of the editors. The applicant must be a faculty member of an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution. The applicant assumes responsibility for the grant.

Maximum Project Value

 up to $30,000 per year

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

3 years

Special Notes

For more information and how to apply: Aid to Scholarly Journals September 2018 competition


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit copy of application along with a complete OR5 form to:

Please note:  Applicant must hit 'submit' on the SSHRC Portal on or before the internal deadline. 

External Deadline

Application will be submitted to SSHRC electronically by the Office of Research Services.

For Questions, please contact

Still have questions? Consult the Aid to Scholarly Journals Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, contact:

Tel.: 613-996-6976

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x52832

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