Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Explore Grants will provide seed funding for research that that is to result in the development and submission of an application in an external SSHRC competition. These funds can be used as bridge grants, for data collection or project completion; visiting scholars; support for students in research, workshops/symposia; and knowledge mobilization (podcasts, etc.).
Exchange Grants are intended to subsidize the cost of travel required to support national and international knowledge mobilization within and/or beyond the research community.
Applicants who receive an Explore or an Exchange Grant are expected to apply for an external SSHRC grant (any program) within three (3) years of the end of their Explore Grant in order to meet application eligibility requirements.
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.
All regular faculty members, including probationary, tenured and contractually limited term appointees, are eligible. Contractually limited term applicants 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, visiting fellows and scholars are not eligible. SIG funds will support both emerging and established scholars, as defined by SSHRC.
Maximum Project Value
Explore Grants will be limited to a maximum value of $7,000 to a single researcher in any 2-year consecututive period.
Exchange Grants a maximum of $3,000 to successful applicants in any 1 calendar year
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
How to Apply
Please refer to the full program guidelines and application requirements on the main SSHRC Institutional Grant page. The revised application forms are now available.
For applicants re-applying/resubmitting from the previous competition round, you may include an additional 1/2 page (maximum) to respond to previous reviewer feedback.