Connection Grants

Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives.  Applications may be submitted by institutions (e.g., university led events) or individual applicants and teams.
For Connection Grants supporting events, the minimum request is $7,000 to a maximum value of $25,000 over one year. For outreach activities, SSHRC is willing to consider amounts higher than $50,000, although such applications must satisfactorily justify the need for the higher amount, as well as provide evidence that the entire award can be managed within the one-year timeframe.  SSHRC Connection is a matching fund opportunity (e.g., $10K from SSHRC to $5K in cash or valued in-kind from Entity ABC).  A support letter from the matching fund entity must be submitted with the application.
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Eligibility: Applicants (except postdoctoral researchers) must be affiliated with an eligible Canadian institution at the time of application. 
Key Deadlines:
SSHRC has 4 competitions per year: Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, Nov 1. If the date falls on a weekend/holiday, the submission date is the following workday.  SSHRC's decision date is 2 months after SSHRC's deadlines.
*Signature sheet due to ORS and Application in "Submit Mode" no later than 3 business days in advance of deadline.

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