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Partnership Development Grants

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. 

Partnership Development Grant initiatives are expected to:

  • build knowledge and understanding from disciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or cross-sector perspectives through support for the best researchers;
  • support new approaches to research on complex and important topics, including those that transcend the capacity of any one scholar, institution or discipline; 
  • provide a high-quality research training experience for students; 
  • fund research expertise that relates to societal challenges and opportunities; and 
  • mobilize research knowledge, to and from academic and non-academic audiences, with the potential to lead to intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit and impact; 

or

  • facilitate the multidirectional flow of social sciences and humanities knowledge among researchers and between the campus and the larger community, in order to enhance intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit, and impact;
  • increase the accessibility and use of social sciences and humanities research knowledge among academic and non-academic audiences;
  • support the building of reciprocal relationships among social sciences and humanities researchers, and between social sciences and humanities researchers and those in a position to either co-create or use research knowledge; 
  • support the development of social sciences and humanities research networks and tools designed to facilitate scholarly work; and 
  • make such networks and tools more accessible to non-academic audiences;

or all of the above.

Application Process:

The Partnership Development Grants competition is held in November of each year. 

If you have questions about the Partnership Development Grants program and/or intend to apply, please contact Sherisse Webb, Assistant Director, Development, at or extension 26946.

 

Value:
Partnership Development Grants are valued at $75,000 to $200,000 over one to three years.


More information:
Additional information about the Partnership Development Grants program can also be found on the SSHRC website at http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/partnership_development_grants-bourses_partenariat_developpement-eng.aspx#af2.