SSHRC is hosting a webinar on the Partnership Grants Stage 1 process on Thursday, October 21, 2021 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. To join the event, please click the following WebEx link.
Partnership Grants (PG) provide support for new and existing formal partnerships to advance research, research training, and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership. Partnership Grants are intended for large teams working in formal collaboration on disciplinary, interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, international, and/or cross-sector partnership arrangements.
- Stage 1 – Up to $20,000 to help applicants prepare for the Stage 2 application
- Stage 2 (Formal Application, by invitation only) – Up to $2,500,000 over 4-7 years, awarded to institutions
Minimum additional cash and/or in-kind contribution from partners: 35%
- Project Director: must be affiliated with the host institution (the applicant); may not also submit an application for a Partnership Development Grant in same calendar year
- Co-applicant(s) and Co-Director(s): eligible if from Canadian post-secondary institutions; not-for-profit organizations; philanthropic foundations; think tanks; or municipal, territorial or provincial governments; and international post-secondary institutions
- Collaborator: any individual who makes a significant contribution to the project is eligible, including those not eligible as co-applicants
Institutional Strategic Awards (ISA) is offering the following proposal development/pre-award support in partnership with Faculty-based grants facilitators:
- SSHRC PG proposal development session and panel discussion. Register here.
- Strategic consultations (optional, please submit a NOI form to request). Types of consultations available may include:
- Early consultations on proposal idea and positioning
- Consultations on non-research criteria (e.g., EDI, knowledge mobilization plan, training plan, governance structure, budget, reviewers)
- Provision of internal resources (e.g., sample applications, templates, work plan - submit a NOI form to request)
- Internal review of the draft proposal (optional, submit a NOI form to request)
- Coordination of institutional support letter and VPRI match
- Liaison with SSHRC, Research Services and other internal units
- Project Management support (optional, submit a NOI form to request; level of support is subject to capacity). Project managers may be able to assist with the following:
- Proposal development: budget development/justification, coordination of partner commitments/letters of support, overseeing proposal development milestones
- Post-award management: Setting timelines/milestones, monitoring budget, facilitating subgrants, ensuring compliance, coordinating reporting, identifying/mitigating risk
PG Stage 1:
- Application form and PDF attachments
- SSHRC CV and attachment for (co)Director(s)
- Letters of support from partner organizations
- Institutional support letter (arranged by ISA)
- SFU signature sheet
The ISA will provide additional information to teams invited to apply to Stage 2.
Selection Criteria (refer to PG Overview for more details):
- Challenge—The aim and importance of the endeavour (40%)
- Feasibility—The plan to achieve excellence (30%)
- Capability—The expertise to succeed (30%)