SSHRC Institutional Exchange Grant (formally Travel Grants): February 2019 competition


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

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SSHRC Institutional Grant


Exchange Grants (formerly "Travel grants") are intended to subsidize the cost of travel required to support national and international knowledge mobilization within and/or beyond the research community. It is the expectation that applicants who receive a Exchange grant will apply for an external SSHRC grant (any program) within three years of the end of their Exchange grant.

Exchange grants are not available to reimburse travel expenses/claims which have occurred in the past. The proposed dates of travel for February 2019 competition will fall between March 1 - September 30, 2019. 

Please see SSHRC Institutional Grant for deadlines and proposed dates of travel for all four SSHRC SIG Exchange competitions.


All regular faculty members, including probationary, tenured and contractually-limited term appointees, are eligible. Contractually-limited term applicants and postdoctoral fellows are eligible, provided they are employed under a contract with the University for a period sufficiently long to make it feasible to carry out the proposed research project and/or travel. Professors emeriti are also eligible for this program. Visiting fellows and scholars are not eligible.

Successful applicants who receive SIG-Exchange funding are expected to apply to an external SSHRC grant competition within three (3) years of the end date of their SIG-Exchange.

Maximum Project Value

$1,500 will be made to successful applicants in any one calendar year. Applicants may only submit one (1) application in each competition, but a single application might cover a number of activities all leading to the development of one (1) external SSHRC application. Exchange funds awarded are to be spent within 60 days after the date of the conference or award date (whichever is later). Funds not utilized within this 60-day period will be recalled.

Indirect Costs


Special Notes

SIG applications may be used to support research and research-related activities in one to several of the disciplines, thematic areas, approaches or subject areas eligible for SSHRC funding. Please see Subject Matter Eligibility for more information.


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

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit OR-5 form along with a copy of the full application to:

More information regarding these competitions, how to apply and electronic applications can be found in the section How to Apply on the SSHRC Institutional Grant webpage.

Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

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

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