SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants: 2021-2022 competitions

Sponsor

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Program

Partnership Engage Grants (PEG)

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SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Description

Partnership Engage Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program and the Connection program. Please note that 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 the Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. In addressing an organization-specific need, challenge and/or opportunity, these partnerships let non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

SSHRC welcomes applications involving Indigenous research, as well as those involving research-creation.

Joint Initiatives 

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. SSHRC’s joint initiatives are designed to reflect its strategic objectives and mandate, inform decision-makers, and, in certain cases, address specific needs of its partners.

Learn more about joint initiatives.

For a complete list of available joint initiatives, consult SSHRC’s funding search tool.

Future Challenge Areas

SSHRC invites all applicants to review Imagining Canada’s Future’s 16 future global challenges and to consider addressing one or more of these areas in their research proposal. This is not an evaluation criterion for merit review and does not offer additional or dedicated research funds for this funding opportunity.

Eligibility

Subject matter

Most SSHRC funding is awarded through open competitions. Proposals may involve any disciplines, thematic areas, approaches or subject areas eligible for SSHRC funding.See subject matter eligibility for more information. Projects whose primary objective is curriculum development, preparation of teaching materials, program evaluation, organization of a conference or workshop, digitization of a collection, or creation of a database are not eligible for funding under this funding opportunity.

Applicants

Applications can 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 a Canadian institution that holds institutional eligibility at the time of application. Researchers who maintain an affiliation with a Canadian postsecondary institution, but whose primary affiliation is with a non-Canadian postsecondary institution, are not eligible for applicant status.

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.

Federal scientists who are affiliated with a Canadian postsecondary institution must demonstrate that their proposed research or research-related activity is not related to either the mandate of their employer or the normal duties for which they receive payment from that employer.

If the proposal falls within the mandate of the federal government and the research or research-related activity is performed in government facilities, funding can be allocated for student salaries or stipends and travel costs only.

Institutions

Grant funds can be administered only by an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution. Institutions proposing to administer a grant awarded under this funding opportunity must hold or obtain institutional eligibility. See SSHRC’s list of eligible institutions.

Institutions must contact institution.eligibility@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca to begin the institutional eligibility application process, or if they have questions about institutional eligibility.

Postdoctoral Researchers 

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

Students are not eligible for applicant or co-applicant status on a Partnership Engage Grant.

Co-applicants

Individuals are eligible to be a co-applicant if they are formally affiliated with any of the following:

  • Canadian eligible postsecondary institutions; not-for-profit organizations; philanthropic foundations; think tanks; or municipal, territorial or provincial governments; or
  • international postsecondary institutions.

Postdoctoral researchers who are affiliated with a postsecondary institution are eligible to be co-applicants.

Collaborators

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, including organizations or associations affiliated with them, and scholarly associations 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.

Multiple applications and holding multiple awards

Individuals can apply, as an applicant, for only one Partnership Engage Grant per calendar year. Current Partnership Engage Grant holders can submit a new application for the same type of grant, but only after their grant’s end date (end date on their original Notice of Award). Grant holders can do so whether or not they intend to ask for or use an extension year in order to finish work associated with the currently held grant.

See SSHRC’s regulations on multiple applications and holding multiple awards for more information.

Maximum Project Value

$7,000 to $25,000

Note that Salary research allowances are an eligible expense. These stipends cover up to 50% of the cost of temporarily replacing an employee from a Canadian not-for-profit organization who will be devoting their time as a co-investigator on a SSHRC-funded research project. The request for a salary research allowance must be justified in the proposal.

Salary research allowances can be used only by not-for-profit organizations that have co-applicants listed on their Notice of Award. Researchers holding an academic position at a postsecondary institution and government employees are not eligible for salary research allowances.

Note that a salary research allowance is not a salary for the project director or co-applicant, but is paid to the Canadian not-for-profit organization to offset the costs of replacing its employee.

For further information, see SSHRC’s Salary Research Allowances policy.

Indirect Costs

0%

Project Duration

One year

Special Notes

All applicants for SSHRC funding should consult the following guidelines while preparing their applications:

COVID-19

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.

Deadlines

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

TypeDateNotes
Internal Deadline

For the September competition:

PI to submit OR-5 form along with a copy of the full application to: research.services@uoguelph.ca.

Please 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.

Internal Deadline

For the December competition:

PI to submit OR-5 form along with a copy of the full application to: research.services@uoguelph.ca.

Please 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.

Internal Deadline

For the March competition:

PI to submit OR-5 form along with a copy of the full application to: research.services@uoguelph.ca.

Please 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.

Internal Deadline

For the June competition:

PI to submit OR-5 form along with a copy of the full application to: research.services@uoguelph.ca.

Please 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.

How to Apply

There are four funding cycles per year: September 15, December 15, March 15 and June 15 (8:00pm EST). The results will be announced in November, February, May and August, respectively.

Applicants must complete the application form online in accordance with the accompanying instructions. Applications must be submitted electronically by an authorized research grants officer, or equivalent, from the applicant’s institution.

Note: Once the 8:00pm EST deadline has passed, the application server will be offline for 48 hours and will not be able to accept any additional applications. The application server will come back online after that 48-hour period, ready to accept applications for the next competition deadline.

Information For Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research Services with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please email the Office of Research Services at research.services@uoguelph.ca ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).

For Questions, please contact

SSHRC

613-943-1007
partnershipengagegrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

Office of Research

Kristin Gibson, Awards and Agreements Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x56257
kristin5@uoguelph.ca

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