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The objective of SSHRC Exchange - Scholarly Publications Grant is to support and enhance manuscripts accepted for publication by a press that employs peer-review. The goal of the program is
to fund excellence and innovation.


Application Process:

Each year there is one SSHRC Exchange - Scholarly Publications Grant competition. A completed SSHRC Exchange - Scholarly Publications Grant application form must be received by ROADS by 4:30pm on the deadline date, October 31st. (Next business day if the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday.)

SSHRC Exchange - Scholarly Publications Grants can be applied retroactively within a 12 month period, e.g. all publication costs between January 1 to December 2017 could be submitted for adjudication in the Fall 2018 applications (with the grant start date of January 1 2019).

Requests for conference attendance and representational activities may NOT be included in a SSHRC Exchange - Scholarly Publications Grant application. A separate Conference Attendance and Representational Activities Grant application must be completed.



The maximum allowable for the SSHRC Explore - Standard Research/Creative & Performing Arts Grant and SSHRC Exchange - Scholarly Publications Grant combined is $7,000 per Researcher per competition Cycle and the award is granted for a period of 24 months beginning January 1st. Any grant funds not used by the end of that period will be returned to the ARB.


Adjudication Process 

SSHRC Exchange – Scholarly Publications Grant applications will be assessed for the following:

  • Availability of alternative outlets for publication at lower or zero cost;
  • Overall contribution of the publication to the candidate’s research and publication record; and
  • Applicant’s scholarly contributions relative to the stage of career (e.g., publications, reviews, abstracts, conference presentations over the last five years).


The complete guidelines and application forms are available in ROADS Forms and Templates website: SSHRC Exchange - Scholarly Publications Grant Guidelines and Application.

Final Report Requirement

To be eligible for future ARB funding, researchers who have been awarded ARB SSHRC Explore or Exchange funds previously must submit a final report to ROADS within six months of completing the project.

More Information:

If you have any questions about the ARB, please contact Kim Graham, Research Administration Analyst, at or extension 26956.