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SSHRC/CIHR Partnership Development Grant Healthy & Productive Work Initiative Webinar

When Oct 13, 2015
from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
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 Partnership Development Grants



Webinar October 13th

Final application due to SSHRC by November 30th



The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is now accepting applications for the 2015 Partnership Development Grants competition.


Partnership Development Grants provide support to new or existing formal partnerships to:

  • develop research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and new scholars, by fostering new partnerships for research and related activities involving existing and/or potential partners; or
  • design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.


SSHRC defines a formal partnership as a bilateral or multilateral formal collaboration agreement between an applicant (normally an individual or a Canadian postsecondary institution) and one or more partners. Partners may be Canadian or international institutions or organizations (public, private, not-for-profit) of any type.

A new SSHRC/CIHR joint initiative is now available for Partnership Development Grants applicants:


Healthy and Productive Work

The goal of Healthy and Productive Work is to bring together researchers, workers, employers, policy-makers, regulators, clinicians, insurers, service providers, workplace safety and insurance boards, unions, professional associations, and other stakeholders across sectors to develop, implement, evaluate and scale-up innovative, evidence-informed and gender-responsive solutions to foster the labour force participation of men and women with health issues (e.g., injuries, illnesses, chronic diseases, mental health challenges, and other conditions) and disabilities, as well as older workers and workers with caregiving responsibilities outside of their paid work.


The Healthy and Productive Work initiative focuses on interventions which may include but are not limited to accommodations, tools and policies that address modifications to work and work environments designed to enable participation in meaningful work.


The objectives of Phase 1: Partnership Development Grants are to:

  • Foster relationships between researchers and stakeholders;
  • Promote knowledge sharing and collaborative problem identification; and
  • Support activities to facilitate the development of a Partnership Grant proposal.




Webinars will be held to communicate details of the Healthy and Productive Work initiative.  To register select one of the following presentations:





Eligible formal partnership approaches include:

  • Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research partnerships: Disciplina11ry and interdisciplinary inter-institutional research initiatives designed to make a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge and understanding in the humanities and/or social sciences.
  • Cross-sector co-creation of knowledge and understanding: Partnerships between postsecondary institution(s) and non-academic sector partner(s) designed to foster innovative research, training and the co-creation of new knowledge on critical issues of intellectual, social, economic and cultural significance through a process of ongoing collaboration and mutual learning.
  • Networks for research and/or related activities: Networks between scholars, academic institutions and/or other partners (e.g., private sector partners, foundations, think tanks, etc.) designed to advance the innovative co-creation of knowledge, as well as training and mobilization of research, on critical issues of intellectual, social, economic and cultural significance.
  • Partnered knowledge mobilization: Partnerships designed to synthesize, apply and mobilize new and existing social sciences research knowledge in accessible ways in order to build institutional capacity and to increase the national and international impact and stature of Canadian research.



Healthy & Productive Work Initiative Partnership Development Grants are valued at $75,000 per year for up to two years.


Partners must contribute in a meaningful way to the success of the project. This may include, for example, sharing in intellectual leadership or providing expertise. Partners are also expected to provide cash and/or in-kind contributions.


Application Process:

If you plan to submit an application, please notify, Sherisse Webb, Assistant Director, Development, by September 14th.


The full application must be submitted by ROADS to SSHRC by November 30th.


More Information: 

Additional information about the Partnership Development Grants program can also be found on the SSHRC website at  

Additional information about the Healthy and Productive Work Joint Initiative can be found on ResearchNet at