The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has launched a call for applications for the Connection Grants Program to support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives.
These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage with participants on research issues of value to them. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant can often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects.
Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes, or other events or outreach activities that facilitate:
- disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary exchanges in the social sciences and humanities;
- scholarly exchanges between those working in the social sciences and humanities and those working in other research fields;
- intersectoral exchanges between academic researchers in the social sciences and humanities and researchers and practitioners from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors; and/or
- international research collaboration and scholarly exchanges with researchers, students and non-academic partners from other countries.
- Connection Grants supporting events are valued at $7,000 to $25,000 over one year.
- Connection Grants supporting outreach activities are valued at $7,000 to $50,000 over one year.
- A minimum request of $7,000 is required.
Participants and Audiences
Participants or audiences, in Canada and abroad, for both events and outreach activities, can include, among others:
- academic researchers;
- non-academic researchers;
- professional practitioners;
- representatives from public, private or not-for-profit organizations;
- representatives from community-based, local or regional non-academic organizations; and/or
- students at all levels.
- An individual (including postdoctoral researchers) is eligible to be a co-applicant if they are formally affiliated with any of the following:
- Canadian: Eligible postsecondary institution; not-for-profit organization; philanthropic foundation; think tank; or municipal, territorial or provincial government.
- International: Postsecondary institution.
- Postdoctoral researchers are eligible to be applicants or project directors if they have formally established an affiliation with an eligible institution within three months of the grant start date, and maintain such an affiliation for the duration of the grant period.
- Students enrolled in a program of study are not eligible to apply. However, Connection Grant proposals led by students may be submitted, provided the proposals involve both students and researchers and are submitted on behalf of the student by a faculty member at an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution. Students may be collaborators, but not co-applicants. Students who are collaborators on a project team cannot be paid a stipend or wage by the grant.
For more information, visit https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/connection_grants-subventions_connexion-eng.aspx