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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)


Partnership Grants

For More Information

To learn more about the requirements for this competition, please visit SSHRC’s Partnership Grants webpage


Partnership Grant proposals are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program or the Connection program, or a combination thereof. Proposals exclusively for partnered research training initiatives are expected to respond, instead, to the objectives of the Talent program. Please see the Insight, Connection and Talent program descriptions for more details. Partnership Grants provide support for new and existing formal partnerships over four to seven years to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, as well as through resources as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions.


Partnership Grants are awarded to Institutions

Funding Availability

Between $500,000 and $2.5 million.

Indirect Costs

There are no indirect costs on the funding provided by SSHRC, however, indirect costs may apply to the funding provided by partners.

Project Duration

4-7 years

Special Notes

  • Applicants at the letter of intent stage are expected to include a proposed plan to secure, over and above the budget requested from SSHRC, a minimum of 35 per cent in additional resources from sources other than SSHRC during the life of the grant (four to seven years). As an example, if $1 million is requested from SSHRC, a minimum of $350,000 in additional cash and/or in-kind support must be secured from partner organizations, resulting in an actual total project budget of $1,350,000. SSHRC recognizes that the project can grow beyond that amount as additional partner organizations become involved over the life of the grant.
  • If you want to better understand the differences between a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant and a SSHRC Partnership Grant, please visit the FAQ section.


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit your Letter of Intent, along with an OR-5 Form to research.services@uoguelph.ca .

External Deadline

Partnership Grants follow a two-stage process: Stage 1 – Letter of Intent, Stage 2: Formal Application. Only those proposals awarded a Letter of Intent Grant (valued at $20,000 to help in the preparation of the formal application) will be eligible to submit a Formal Application. 

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted by an eligible Canadian institution. The project director prepares the application on behalf of his/her host institution (the applicant), and on behalf of the formal partnership. Applicants must complete the application form (available under Apply once the Partnership Grants Letter of Intent stage competition opens) by following the accompanying instructions. Applications must be submitted electronically by an authorized research grants officer from the host institution.

For Questions, please contact

Program Officer
Tel: 613-943-1007
Email: partnershipgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

Office of Research

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

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