SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant – Aboriginal Peoples


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

For More Information

For more information, please go to the sponsor website.  


Aboriginal research is a key element identified though SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative—in particular, “How are the knowledge systems, experiences and aspirations of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples essential to building a successful shared future for all Canadians?”

This funding opportunity has three objectives that applicants must address in their proposals:

  • State of Knowledge and Research Gaps
  • Research Data
  • Knowledge Mobilization


Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows (see affiliation requirements).

Funding Availability

Up to $25,000 – up to 15 grants will be awarded.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

One year - however, all synthesis reports must be completed by May 2017.

Special Notes

By applying for this funding opportunity, applicants consent, should they be awarded a Knowledge Synthesis Grant, to SSHRC sharing the resulting synthesis report with other interested organizations and individuals.


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to

External Deadline

How to Apply

PI must email applications including a SSHRC Web CV and the Consent to Disclosure of Personal information form(s) as a .pdf file attachment (using formatting requirements stated in the application guidelines) to

For Questions, please contact

For questions, please contact:
Roxanne Dompierre
Senior Program Officer
Office of the Associate Vice-President, Future Challenges

Office of Research

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

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