2015 SSHRC Community and College Social Innovation Fund


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


Community and College Social Innovation Fund

For More Information

Please visit SSHRC’s Call for proposals for this competition


Proposals to the Community and College Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF) are expected to:

  • foster social innovation by connecting the talent, facilities and capabilities of Canada’s colleges and polytechnics with the research needs of local community organizations; and
  • facilitate the development of collaborative social innovation research that brings together researchers, students and partners to address research challenges pertaining to social innovation.

Applicants can propose partnerships that build on existing collaborations or are new collaborations or innovative models. All partnerships should promote research, connection and professional training. Applicants are encouraged to explore multisector partnership approaches with partner organizations from the private, public and/or not-for-profit sectors.


Applications must be submitted by an eligible Canadian college, institute, polytechnic or CEGEP; however, postsecondary institutions can participate as co-applicants.

Funding Availability


Maximum Project Value

Up to $200,000

Indirect Costs

No indirect costs apply to the funding awarded from SSHRC.

Project Duration

1 to 3 years


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

Internal Deadline

please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least 5 days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) 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).

External Deadline

to sponsor

How to Apply

Applications must be made through the lead institution (i.e. Canadian college, institute, polytechnic or CEGEP)

For Questions, please contact

Tel: 613-943-1007


Before March 2, 2015:
Office of Research
Margaret Kirnbauer
Research Contracts Manager
x. 54059

After March 2, 2015:

Office of Research

Katie Meyer Beck, Director, Research Support Services
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x54059

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