SSHRC Institutional Grant – Conference Travel & General Research Grants Fall 2016


Social Science and Humanities Research Council


Institutional Grant (SIG) – Conference Travel & General Research Grants

For More Information

Please visit the Office of Research’s SSHRC Institutional Grants webpage for the electronic application forms, conditions of award and further information.


The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) annually provides the University of Guelph with an Institutional Grant (IG).

Travel Grants are intended to subsidize the cost of travel required to support national and international knowledge mobilization within and/or beyond the research community. It is the expectation that applicants who receive a Travel Grant will apply for an external SSHRC grant (any program) within three (3) years of the end of their Travel Grant.

Travel Grants will no longer be available to reimburse travel expenses/claims which have occurred in the past.  The proposed dates of travel for Nov. 2016 competition are Dec. 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017. 

The Please see the SSHRC Institutional Grant webpage for deadlines and proposed dates of travel for all 4 SSRCH SIG Travel competitions.

General Research 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. Applicants who receive a General Research Grant are expected to apply for an external SSHRC grant (any program) within three (3) years of the end of their General Research Grant.


All regular faculty members, including probationary, tenured and contractually-limited term appointees, are eligible. Contractually-limited term applicants and postdoctoral fellows 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 are also eligible for this program. Visiting fellows and scholars are not eligible. 

Note: 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.

Maximum Project Value

  • Conference Travel Grants - $1,500 will be made to successful applicants in any one calendar year. Applicants may only submit one (1) application in each competition. Travel funds awarded are to be spent within 60 days after the date of the conference or award date (whichever is later). Funds not utilized within this 60-day period will be recalled.
  • General research grants - $5,000, Funds awarded will normally be expected to be spent within one (1) year of the date of award and all funds not spent within two (2) years of the date of award will be recalled.

Indirect Costs


Special Notes

A minimum amount of SIG funding awarded to the University by SSHRC will be made available to support emerging scholars, as defined by SSHRC in each competition (25% of SIG funding).


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit your electronic application and OR-5 Form to copy applications will not be accepted.

How to Apply

Please refer to the University of Guelph SIG guidelines and application forms and instructions for both Travel Grant and General Research Grant competitions.

For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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