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SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants

Knowledge Synthesis Grants are not intended to support original research. Rather, they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge and the identification of knowledge gaps.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support researchers, teams of researchers and knowledge users to produce knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews that will contribute to the use of synthesized evidence in decision-making and practice.

The maximum value of a Knowledge Synthesis Grant is $25,000 over 6 months.  The minimum request required is $7,000.


Application Process:

Knowledge Synthesis Grant competitions tend to be held every two years. The next competition will likely occur in 2017.

If you intend to submit an application, please contact Pamela McIntyre, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS, at  or extension 23713, as soon as possible.

The initial draft of the application is due to the Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS), by February 4, 2015

The final draft, and a completed and signed Application Approval Form, are due to ROADS by February 12, 2015. Please note, applications received after this date may not receive a full review.

The application package must be received by SSHRC as a PDF file via email by February 19, 2015.    


More information

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Pamela McIntyre, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS, at  or extension 23713.

Additional information regarding the Knowledge Synthesis Grants Program can also be found on the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) website at: