Launch of Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition in the area of natural resources and energy




Knowledge Synthesis Grants

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Description: In this Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition, proposals are sought that address the challenge area of: What effects will the quest for energy and natural resources have on our society and our position on the world stage? These grants are not intended to support original research; rather they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge on the topic and the identification of knowledge gaps. A detailed description of the program is available on the competition website.


Applicants must be affiliated with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution at the time of application. Applicants who have received a SSHRC grant of any type but who have failed to submit a final research report by the deadline specified in their Notice of Award are not eligible to apply for this or any other SSHRC grant until they have submitted the report. Co-applicants may be individuals from Postsecondary institutions; not-for-profit organizations; philanthropic foundations; think tanks; and municipal, territorial or provincial governments. Any individual who will make a significant contribution to the research initiative is eligible to be a collaborator. Collaborators do not need to be affiliated with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution. Note that individuals from the private sector or federal government may participate only as collaborators.

Funding Availability

It is anticipated that 15 awards will be funded.

Maximum Project Value


Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Knowledge Synthesis Grants are one–year grants worth up to $25,000. However, all synthesis reports must be completed by May 13, 2016.

Special Notes

Please note that Genome Canada has partnered with SSHRC to co-fund relevant knowledge synthesis grants proposals, subject to the SSHRC merit review process. Results will be announced in November 2015.

Successful applicants will be expected to attend two knowledge mobilization workshops, in Ottawa (December 2015) and Calgary (June 2016), to discuss the knowledge syntheses. Travel costs for these meetings must be included in the budget submitted as part of the application. Details on the meetings will be provided to successful applicants.


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal, along with an OR-5 Form to

External Deadline

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted in .pdf format and be received by 8:00 p.m. (eastern) September 10, 2015. Email complete applications to: KSGENR–

Please note a SSHRC Web CV for each applicant and co-applicant are part of the application requirements (the CCV cannot be accepted at this time).

For Questions, please contact

Jacques Critchley, Senior Program Officer,
Future Challenges, at 613 992 5145 

Office of Research

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

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